I learned the hard way that there are people reading this blog with whom I was hoping to foster sponsorship relationships. I've given several people the link to our blog but wrongly assumed that no one was actually reading it. I suppose I sort of assumed it would become a place to store a diary and precious photos of our adventure and nothing more.
I am happy and sad to learn that's not the case. Happy because people are learning about our great expedition and will hopefully be inspired to do something similar with a loved one (especially a child!) and sad because I showed poor judgement and posted a comment out of frustration and disappointment regarding the lack of response from potential sponsors. That comment was in fact read by a company I had approached regarding a sponsorship and my attitude was not at all pleasing to them.
As you may have guessed, I removed the post as soon as I realized the harm it caused. That is much like closing the barn door after your horse runs away. It doesn't bring your horse back but it gives you something to do while you realize what an idiot you really are. Do yourself a favor. Go shut your barn doors right now.
17 Day Itinerary
Our walk begins in St. Bee's on the West Coast of Great Britain at the Irish Sea. Almost 200 miles later, we will find ourselves at the North Sea in Robin Hood's Bay.
Day 1 - Moor Row, 9 miles The Jasmine House
Day 2 - Ennerdale, 8 miles Low Cock How Farm
Day 3 - Seatoller, 14 miles Seatoller Farm
Day 4 - Grasmere, 10.5 miles Town Head Farm
Day 5 - Patterdale, 7.5 miles Grisdale Lodge
Day 6 - Shap, 16 miles Brookfield House
Day 7 - Orton, 8 miles The Westons
Day 8 - Kirby Stephen, 13.5 miles The Black Bull
Day 9 - Keld, 14 miles Keld Lodge
Day 10 - Richmond, 14 miles The Old Brewery
Day 11 - Danby-Wiske, 14 miles Old School House
Day 12 - Osmotherly, 12 miles 32 South End
Day 13 - Clay Bank Top, 11 miles The Maltkiln House
Day 14 - Blakley Ridge, 8.5 miles The Sevenford House
Day 15 - Grosmont, 14 miles The Station Inn
Day 16 - Robin Hood's Bay, 16 miles The Raven House
Of course, these distances don't account for getting lost and doubling back a few times, avoiding an aggressive herd of heifers or navigating the moors.... or wandering off in search of a pint.