Ok.. so I have been away from the world of WiFi for a couple of days. Those who like to read everyday (Mum) may have to get used to gaps in write-ups. To get time to write I need good wifi and a charged computer and these don’t always go hand in hand.
So after my night at the camp site I set off south towards Burlington, Mount Vernon and Arlington. This was meant to be a quiet day to give my poor little legs a rest but as ever it didn’t end up like that. Quick report on the day:
- Met a chap on the road who told me about the Centennial Trail (will touch on later)
- Had a weird sandwich – Roast beef, horseradish, salad, mayonnaise, cheddar and burger mustard on sour dough – Actually tasted quite nice
- Had a sleep on side of the road and about 3 cars turned around to check I was alright – not sure that would happen in the UK…
- Tried to cross a river on the Freeway only to find the bridge was completely closed. Cool workers helped my carry the stroller across the bridge. Was a major road and no way in hell UK health and safety would have allowed
- Arrived in Arlington and had to set up camp in an industrial park right next to a main road. Not the best nights sleep..
Woke up this morning (19th) and decided to make my “rest day” a walk day. There is a trail called the Centennial Trail that runs from Arlington to Snohosmith (Sounds like a place Smurfs would live) and it s a paved track with no traffic. Today I walked the 30+ km and arrived at about 4pm. Plan is to head a little further south and try and get into Seattle reach. It is going to be another night in the tent if I can find a spot.
Nothing really dramatic happened today. Left knee and right Achilles a little sore so off to find some ice…