Yup, you got that right; we're doing the sequel, but unlike most, this one will be a box office hit!
Lauren and I are doing the Coast to Coast (C2C) again in June 2014!!! Here's the most amazing part: it was HER idea!! How'd I get so lucky?
I'm already excited, in spite of the fact that it's 13 months away! Lots of planning and training to do, and then there's that pesky little issue of money. It's not cheap spending three weeks on the road in merry ole England, you know. Lots of pints out there. So, I began in earnest looking for a real job again. Ugh.
There's no way I can sell enough books (patti.lavell.com and
http://confessionsofacatholicschooldropout.blogspot.com/) to fund our cross-country adventure. It's just not possible, unless Oprah stumbles across my book when one of her minions tosses it aside on their way back from the lou. They say miracles can happen (and look, we did the walk on our first try!), but I'm not holding my breath, so it's into the trenches I go.
Wish me luck and please recommend my book to a friend. Or someone you don't like for that matter.
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.