Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Thank you!

Just a little break from packing before setting off tomorrow morning... Possibly I'm just starting to get the very first signs of nervousness... Just a little.

Maggie is lying here on the floor next to me dozing peacefully, wholly unaware of what lies before her, and the horses will be happily munching grass and putting on more fat to give them some reserves for the way. I think they enjoy touring, in the end it is quite natural animal behaviour. In the wild they would all cover similar distances in a day, albeit witout a rider or baggage, but it is still more natural than spending their entire time in the same place.

Before leaving, I'd just like to take the opportunity to thank everybody for their support so far.

Thanks to Trelawne Equine for the hoof boots; thanks to Accapi UK for the RuffWear gear for Maggie; thanks to SatMap for the GPS and also special thanks to the staff at Cotswold Carmarthen for their great help, advice and patience. It's not in every shop that they spend two hours with you, even till after closing time! - as you try on boot after boot and moan that your right foot is being squashed... and finally come away with the very first pair you tried. In the end it was actually the left foot that had trouble, the right was perfect from day 1, but they have fixed that now, too.


Well, I'd better get back to my luggage and will write again from the road.

If anybody is along our way - see rough map at the bottom - maybe we can meet up? We would be very grateful for some grass and a place to put the tent at night :o)

9 comments:

  1. where the H is the rough map at the bottom ?
    cant help if cant find you. GG

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  2. One of the first posts on this blog, just scroll down.

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  3. I was searching for where you were roughly this week on a smaller scale map of UK not the large scale map of whole UK What county even would be good. I am in Powys riding across several counties. GG

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  4. Leaving Beulah in the morning, going straight over to Brecon & Offa's Dyke (not like in original plan). Night 2 will be just before Brecon.

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  5. I am near LLandrindod Wells have a farm on bridal route on Camlo Hill Nantmel Im a natural horse trainer and barefoot trimmer. You can camp here.
    GG

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  6. Thanks :o) Just been looking at the map... I'd like to come via you, but it would mean changing a few days' route and losing the Brecon Beacons, which I really want to go through. But it may well be super for the way back or a long weekend sometime if that's OK with you?

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  7. Have a safe trip and I look forward to your posts along the way :D

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  8. are you coming to Derbyshire, we have an organic farm and would love to offer you a meal a bottle of wine and a bed for the night plus stable (ex bull pen) Dog welcome in house of course, we are at Hulland ward between Ashbourne & Belper. Cheers Angie

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  9. GG - many thanks for the offer! I've just been looking at the maps and I'm afraid I'm about 13 miles east of you. Just having a day's rest near Kington today.

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