In walking the beach you are slaves to the tides, and like yesterday, today’s mid-morning tide dictated a prompt start (i. e. no tea with breakfast) and a two hour coffee break in the sand dunes waiting for the high tide to abate. The early start did permit photo ops, such as the wild horses out for a pre-sunrise stroll.
The day was rather gruelling, as after switching from boots to sandals I was forced to switch back in the trade off of competing blisters. The one on my heel was sacrificed to benefit the one on the ball of my foot. With blisters, size matters.
In 2009, we embarked on a one-year family sailing adventure aboard a Grand Soleil 39, "SV Mulan". Our original sailing blog is linked on this site.
In 2017, Susan, Andrew, Sam & Max walked the Camino Frances from St-Jean-Pied-de-Porte to Santiago de Compostella (and rode bikes from Burgos to Leon as a blister recovery strategy), and in 2018 Jack also joined the crew as we waled the northern section of the Camino Portuguese from Porto to S de C.
In 2019 Andrew, accompanied by Max for the first few hundred kms, and Susan for the Tiscan section, walked the via francigena from Canterbury to Rome. That journey is blogged in this site.
This blog is planned as an alternative to the endless instagram posts used previously to communicate with those interested in our travels - although there is a linked instagram account as well!
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