Friday, July 13, 2012
Slip sliding along
here. The cliff face here is very steep so we thought they were nuts to even try. There is a very good tapestry in Fishguard showing the whole story, done by locals to commemorate the event
The official distance is 6 miles according to the book. The pedometer on the phone said it was 8.1 miles, so we are going for 7 miles. I'm not sure how much the official distance takes in all the ups and downs, or whether they just measure it flat on the map. There were a LOT of ups and downs. It was also REALLY REALLY MUDDY! There were a few stretches where we could walk normally, but an awful lot of it was slipping along, or waddling along with feet either side of the very muddy path, plus it was really overgrown. Using the Helen system it is a 4 goat path with an added slide mark for the mud. We met a couple of American ladies and did actually get them to turn back because they asked if it was very muddy ahead, and we said, yes, it certainly was.
When we got to the tea shop in Goodwick I was ready for a good sit down!
However it didn't actually rain, and we did finish the whole distance, so we are weary, but very pleased with ourselves.