Wet Wet Wet – And That’s Just The Support Crew!
Despite pretty appalling conditions Angela covered another 48 miles with 2400 feet of ascent. There has been fantastic support throughout a wet and tough day with many friends, old and new, accompanying Angela. Check out the pics on Facebook, I have posted some of Eddies below.
Starting the day at Monmouth, Angela travelled down through beautiful Tintern with its fantastic Abbey (visited by Wordsworth in 1798). From there, onwards to Chepstow and the Severn Bridge. No Druids were encountered or hurt during this stretch.
After crossing the Rivers Severn and River Avon, Angela finished the day at 23:30 at Congresbury, south of Bristol. Congresbury is named after St Congar who is said to have performed three miracles in the area. Well Congie – you are just witnessing number four.
The support team are either comatose or busy at the moment after a 2:00a.m finish, not surprising, so I have no more detail. I am hopping over the Pennines until late tonight so keep checking Facebook for updates.
The forecast for today is not good with headwinds and rain but onwards and upwards or, on y va, as we frogs say in France. I see as at 08:30, Angela is off and on her way south westward. With roughly 180 miles to go, Cornwall looks deceptively close. However, anyone who has driven it knows how long Somerset can seem with still about another 40 miles to the Devon Border. Possibility of cream teas tonight – but what goes on first, cream or jam?
Keep following that tracker and please donate to Angel’s cause at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/therunninggranny-goingforold
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