Toughest walk to date

By: snowgood

Mar 15 2013

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Category: Fear, Life, Walking

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We anticipated a leisurely stroll.

From Instow the coast path runs beside the River Torridge into Bideford, and back up the estuary then around Northam Burrows to Westward Ho!.

Eleven miles on the level, what could be more easy?

Just as we were about to park up and don our boots Nancy called.

The test results were back.

Leukemia.

We felt so helpless.

There was a short debate on whether to carry on, or turn around and shoot up to London.

We did get kitted out, and wrapped up against the biting March wind.

Before we nibbled away at the next stage there were a few hundred yards we’d missed last time out.

Checking things out it was another case of a missing sign post.

Maybe I should invest in a newer large scale map to stop these constant deviations from the “true” path?

Fifteen minutes later we were “back on track”.

It was a grey day.

Everyone seemed to have a dog, or a child, all we’d got was Great Dane and grief.

It wasn’t long before Roz was walking alone wrestling with an inner turmoil.

The truth was we couldn’t do anything, but pray.

Every step took us away from the car and a chance of offering moral support to Joe and Nancy who’d been clobbered by an avalanche of emotion.

Poor Roz.

This was her toughest walk to date.

One comment on “Toughest walk to date”

  1. A Grandmother’s heart. So sorry for you all, but please remember there is hope.


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