Today got off to an inauspicious start, being greeted on the first footpath of the day by a memo that I managed to miss during myextensive preparations:
At least this only wasted a quarter of a mile. Speaking of the East West Rail Phase 2, I assume this is it:
Some hours later I was somewhat taken aback to discover a heap of horse manure, about 10 feet high and 30 feet wide, completely blocking the footpath. No way to go around, and no way was I going over.
To think I used to be put off by footbridges like this one:
The next challenge was courtesy of some new build houses on the outskirts of Brackley:
I thought this was a badly run tip when I first saw it, but there are new builds to the right
One footpath I decided not to take:
A couple of miles from the hotel I was rather downcast to discover this swamp with handily placed extra-slippery logs to tempt the unwary into crossing.
And finally, the only obstacle to defeat me today. I went out of my way by over a mile to avoid this 400 yards of wall to wall stinging nettles.
It brightened up my day to see this sitting on it own in the middle on a gigantic field:
- Sleep last night: 7hr 49min (still unconvinced)
- Miles covered: 26.2/75 (today/total)
- Miles to go: 135 (estimate)
- Steps: 55,435/158,808 (today/total)
- Calories expended walking: 4,799
- Walking speed (kph): 3.5-6.4
- Arrival at hotel: 14:50
- Motorways crossed total: 3 (M25, M1, M40)
- Middleton Cheney