Walk completed August 28, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Day 26 -- Evening Update

I ended the last post with the question "What more could a walker want?"  Well, Jackie, the proprietress of the B&B, saw my laundry drying in the bathroom, and thought I shouldn't be walking with mud stains on my pants.  (Remember my comment of a few days ago about my never being able to remove the mud stains?) So she washed and dried the whole load.

Then she drove me to the most delightful pub, the George, in St. Braivels, built in the 1500's.  While having my after dinner drink -- a 12 year old Highland Park scotch -- I met Dennis and Catherine.  We had a nice conversation, and they insisted that I explore the village castle which at one time was the hunting lodge of King John, but has now been restored to a youth hostel.  While I was there, a young lady asked me if I wanted to have my picture taken in the stocks.  Why of course.  But also of course, I had forgotten my camera.  No problem, she took the picture and promised to email it to me.

It turns out that Dennis and Catherine are neighbors of Jackie, and they gave me a ride back to the B&B.  So I guess I should repeat the question:  What more could a walker want?

© 2011 Ken Klug


  1. Ken,
    This site gives you a local map upon inputting a postal code: http://www.streetmap.co.uk/
    I am not sure if you can get a grid coord off of it, but the map you get is very local and helpful. Apologies if you have it already. Your "Day 26" report prompted me to offer this.

  2. Hi Ken,

    I last blogged you prior to your surgery then life got busy and I missed the start of your adventure. I have now caught up and will look forward to reading your blog as often as I can. A belated good luck, all the best.


  3. Wow, clean clothes without mud stain, indeed what more could you ask for!... You will be meeting so many more nice people, because you are a very personable man Mister Ken.
    So, put your walking shoes back on and keep sending us those beautiful pics of the British countryside and the stories that goes along with it!

  4. Hi Ken, I am finally able to make the time to follow your adventures and have to admit I like vicarious travel a lot! It never rains and it is never too hot. Do keep up the stories and try to keep your pants clean!