Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Thursday, 23 May 2019

TGO Challenge 2019 - Day 14

Date: Thursday 23 May 2019

Route: North Water Bridge to Montrose via Kinnaber Links.

Distance: 16 km (Cum: 303)

Ascent: 150 metres (Cum: 9550)

Time taken: 5 hrs including 1.5 hrs breaks

Weather: sunny periods, cool breeze

A lazy departure from the campsite saw us leaving nearly last at 9 am, together with the large (7 or 8 of them) self contained Danish contingent.

We were joined by Steph and John, the latter a former event coordinator, having walked only half the way with Steph.

After leaving the Danes to take a direct road route, we soon caught up with Carl, Sally and Laura. We were joined at Marymill by Andrew, who had spent the night with his team members Alan and Phil and had now rushed off to join his 'other' team.

A pleasant footpath near the river, with verges of comfrey and avens, led to Logie, from where the four of us continued on country lanes to Hillside. Andrew's quartet found a different way.

The path to Kinnaber led past Charleton, where the strawberry farm has become a favourite with Challengers. Well over an hour was spent in there, with many others who were heading towards their finishing point.

Onwards along easy paths to reach the beach at Kinnaber Links. Another Challenge completed. Joy and tired legs all round.

A group of twelve of us made our way along the sands and across the golf course to sign in at 'Control' in the Kinnaird Room at the Park Hotel.
Sue and I were with Steph, John, Andrew, Carl, Sally, Laura, Nicole, 'Croydon', Matthew and Melanie for this final sunny stroll.

Still no sign of the dynamic trio - Roger and his cohorts, but I expect we will see them tonight after the celebratory dinner. Sue and I are giving that a miss - we will go to the Friday dinner - and are revisiting the excellent El Tajin Authentic Mexican Restaurant before adjourning to the Park Hotel. It could be a late return to Alison's nearby flat, which she has kindly let us borrow for a couple more nights.

Today's pictures:
The leafy lane to Logie
Finishers by the sea
A stroll along the sands
Signing in at the Park Hotel (after collecting this year's t-shirt)

1 comment:

Sir Hugh said...

Congrats and well done to you both.