Dove Step – Day 6

Duration: 9 hours
Daily Distance: 25.5 miles / 41 km
Total cumulative Distance: 147.5 miles / 236 km
Distance left to go: 155.5 miles / 250 km
Temperature: 8 Oc
Wind: 14 mph easterlies
Cumulative number of bird species encountered: 110 including Red-breasted Merganser and Ringed Plover. We also had ring-tailed Hen Harrier and female Wheatear to complement yesterday mornings males of each.

Sir Rob highlights – ring-tailed Hen Harrier and Merlin at Saltfleetby. Seeing Donna’s Nook. Seeing a ginger Father Jack – I mean Jonny – get his rucksack caught in a gate.

Jonny highlights – posting a strong 25 mile day without any of yesterday’s pain-athon or fatigue. Last nights power sleep and formalising our walking routine have worked wonders. We stop every 2 hours and have corresponding drink/ food/ foot dressing/ sock change routines for each break now. Hopefully we can replicate this on all the remaining days as today was almost a pleasure!

We are also on a precipice; tomorrow we will be over half way through our trek and also have less days to walk than we have already walked! Tomorrow will be a good day!

Otherwise we remain super greatful to our sponsors BlackBar Brewery for refreshments at Frampton on Day 3 and for creating the taste sensation that is Dove Step ale. Another good reason to get to Saltholme!

Our Bridgedale socks are similarly performing excellently. Especially now we are in the habit of changing them twice daily and airing our feet on breaks.

Finally, all roads lead to Saltholme and we are more confident than ever that we will make it there fighting fit and ready for the supper and talk. Please see details below…

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