7th and 8th May 2018
After a shower & eating I treated both my feet to a cold soaking. Examining my left foot, the ball and three middle toes have some swelling, are numb with some tingling. That explains it hurting less during the day, but not in a good way.
Next morning: a little better, but numb tingling suggests a longer rest is necessary, probably a week minimum.
This puts a 30th June finish out of reach. At just short of 600 miles, I haven’t managed to get as far as Charles II on the run, but I bet he used a horse for some of it.
My physical fitness otherwise is excellent. A rest will shrink those hard-won leg muscles, so picking up where I left off will be tough!
I have some Munros to finish this year & need a good foot to be able to do so. Replanning of this trip required.
So I am now home. The cats don’t care.
Owen will probably appreciate this next picture more than other readers (we had a River Colne in our home village in Hertfordshire)