It’s been a couple of months since my last update and although I’m sad to say I haven’t been planning any new walks I have been busy. A few days ago I launched a website dedicated to Canadian and British soldiers of the First World War. It’s called On Active Service and it began as a tribute to my relatives who served but has grown to include other soldiers as well. I’m fortunate enough to own some of their photos and letters and I feel one of the most poignant ways to remember their sacrifice is through their own words. Long walks were no stranger to these men and sore backs and feet were the least of their problems.
I’ve fulfilled at least part of my promise to share the story of my great-grandfather Herbert Clifford. My new site includes a section dedicated to his contribution to the war effort.
I’m looking forward to reading next year’s crop of blogs, in the meantime I’ve been reminiscing by watching slide shows of my LEJOG. The 1200-mile walk takes just under 45 minutes and can be enjoyed from the comfort of my recliner. 🙂 It seems like years ago since I set off from Land’s End and I look forward to the day I can begin planning another long ramble. In the meantime, happy walking!