10 September 2012

5 mile trek round the dunes

Yesterday, the Pond Boys and I walked 5 miles along the dunes of Hayle towards Gwithian and Godrevy in aid of the Cornwall Hospice group... while I have never had the pleasure (nor would I want) to experience their work first hand I think it is a worthwhile cause.

Having registered beforehand, having only found out about it last week, we arrived at Hayle and collected our free water and map and then set off at 2.30pm on the walk... a few tricky places, like when the path went vertically down but all you had to do was take a step and wait for the sand to stop before you took another.. it was more important to make sure the dogs took it steady and didn't pull me over.

We stopped briefly at the half-way point to give the dogs some water from a kind marshall, and then it was on the return stretch back to Hayle...

We arrived back at the venue, after just 2 hours, with some very tired dogs, Murphy in particular seemed very foot sore and in need of a biscuit which he cadged off the nice ladies doing teas and coffees...

Last night they were too tired for games, we had a quiet evening and today I am still feeling a few muscles mainly in my shoulders but that could be due to the rucksack I was carrying bags and extra water in for the dogs. I was also shattered, but am going to sign up for it again next year and hope to raise more than the £20 I did this year.

2 comments:

Robert Morschel said...

I wish my family liked walking, but they don't, so instead I spend a weekend once a year hiking with a bunch of middle-aged blokes. We make sure we are within spitting distance of a few choice pubs!

HermitJim said...

When the dogs are too tired to play, you know they got more than their share of exercise!

Glad you made it back OK!