Friday, 1 July 2011

South West Coast Path - 630 Miles - She did it!

Back in May I blogged about the great day that I spent with Natalie Husk and my friend Brian walking a leg of the South West Coast Path. Natalie was walking the 630 miles in the small matter of 53 days with the odd rest day thrown in. I cannot imagine doing that kind of distance, according to the AA routeplanner this would be the equivalent of me setting off today from Somerset and finishing in Frankfurt. She did it to raise money and awareness of the work of the Leprosy Mission. What a woman!

And yesterday she finished! It was a pleasure to walk the final 8 miles from Swanage to Poole with her and a band of supporters yesterday and to take some pictures along the way.

No PP done on any of the pictures yet, just wanted to whack them up here.

Start of the last leg with her support crew.

The last temptation of Natalie? Inviting looking deckchairs on Swanage beach.

Striding out

Natalie walked alone for 9 days of the challenge.

For the last leg a dozen others joined her for the full eight miles.

The final few steps of a two mile finish across the sand of Studland beach.

Relief, elation, joy, who knows?

Natalie with the walkers who walked the final miles with her.

Now it's time for her and Toby the dog to get a well earned rest!

1 comment:

  1. Just read Natalie's book Blisters and Blessing and found it really meaningful! Well done to her and all who joined her during the course of the walk! :-)