Nine more weeks and I just ordered a new pair of hiking boots. That might be crazy considering they'll take 3 weeks to get here. The ones I bought in Feb, and have put 50 miles in, are still causing really bad blisters on the little toe of each foot. No matter how many band-aids or socks I wear, the result is very large, painful blisters after 6 miles.
SO....I took advantage of the 20% of wholesale sponsorship offer from SCARPA and bought a pair of boots that sell for $260. I paid $113! I didn't want to buy another pair but if after 50 miles, I'm still suffering this much then I don't think they're gonna work out. Check 'em out:
I also bought our backpacks yesterday. Another great find. The cheapest I'd seen them anywhere was $99. Found them for $68!! Here they are:
Now all that's left to do is....walk my fat ass!
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.