Distance: 27,1 km (16,8 mi) for a total of 2225,3 km (1382,7 mi)
Ascent (ca.): 270 m (885 ft)
Weather: Overcast, sunny spells in the late morning, followed by showers
I guess my eating habits are not the only thing I have to readjust back home but also my day rhythm, there’s usually no need to awake and get up at 4 o’clock in the morning. This day would be longer than yesterday in terms of distance, but still shorter than those which brought me to the north coast. But the morning light really makes for the most lovely views.
Plodding along the road was as uneventful as it had already been the last days. So I’m still thankful that foresight had me store audio books on my mobile. At least, I passed a sign welcoming me in the last county (even if “only” a historic one) which I appreciated as much as the one down in Devon, indicating I’ve finished the first county.
I’m not sure what is cause and what effect. But being near the finish I feel somehow exhausted by the walking although neither distance nor ascent are dramatic compared to other days I’ve done. But I was really happy to see Thurso, my destination for today.
Tomorrow will be easy walking. Because I’ll return to Thurso – no buses running on Sundays, so I arranged a pickup by taxi – and a good weather forecast I won’t need my pack. I guess it’ll feel strange …