Weather: ☀️ with a bit of haze
Feeling Today: 😅😎 yet again!
So Far: 735.60 miles, 240:45 hours
Today was a bit of a re-run of yesterday’s walk in terms of terrain, outlook and oppressive heat. There were fewer climbs though and it would have been significantly shorter if I hadn’t stupidly gone the wrong way when coming down into Kington. I made the mistake of following my nose – never a good idea really!
Yesterday I was mainly in Shropshire and ended in Wales, but today I was walking mainly in Wales but ended in England.
Kington is a nice place tho’ I can understand it being likened to Royston Vasey (The League of Gentlemen). The issue here isn’t that the high street is being overrun by national chains; it’s that none of the national chains have reached here. So the town has a fifties’ charm of independent and old-fashioned shops where the clog-maker’s workshop – no, really – is still on a main street alongside various haberdashers and the sweet shop that still advertises Capstan ciggies….. With a bit of luck the whole of the Country will be like this post-Brexit !
Definitely a good drying day; for hay, socks, shirts and pants! My B&B host, Liz, very kindly did my washing this evening. Her offer to do this was presumably an impulsive reaction to the stench as I walked in and concern for her other guests ….
It’s a small world!; staying at the same B&B is Richard from Bedford who is walking some of Offa’s Dyke south to north. He tells me Offa is buried in Bedford and, like my mother, is a Rothsay Rambler -(Richard, that is, not Offa).
Quite a late post tonight …