Are you crazy
You reach a point in your life when you look back at all the things in life you wanted to do but never found time to organise and do them. There was never such a thing as a GAP year when you left school or university to indulge yourself at your parents expense. You got a job, got married, got a house and mortgage, children came along and thereafter life seemed very busy.
Did you ever idle your time away making a list of the things you promised yourself you would do one day. The long walk, the big cycle ride, visit some exotic country, learn a new language , learn to play a musical instrument, write a book. Well I did and this is my opportunity to do one of these.
I have set myself a challenge by combining two of my interests. That is walking round the Coast of Britain and finding time to do some painting and sketching on the way. I hope also to meet some interesting people and see some wonderful places.
I have planned to walk for about 15 months over the next 18 months. That is walking for about 23 days in each month allowing for rest days and trips home to catch up with family and friends. I will also take a 6 week break in December and January. As I am now retired I can be flexible about the days and time I take off.
I will kick off from Lands End, Cornwall on 14th February 2015.
Give a little
I am using this opportunity to raise money for two charities that support carers of people who suffer from dementia and others maybe with learning and physical disabilities.. See my Charities and Donations page for more information.
I will be funding my own expenses on this adventure and do not have the backing of any big sponsors. There are places where I may need some logistically help, primary in being picked up or dropped off at some start or end points. If you would like to help, then drop me an email, see my Contact page.