For all you readers just thought I’d update you. I was a bit emotional yesterday and found it hard to put into words what it felt pushing black Betty into the water to finish my trip. Has it been fun?
A resounding yes I had highs and lows but that was to be expected. It’s funny when the lows kicked in there was always something or someone who pop up and it became fun again.
Blackbetty survived and treated me well after all if I was indoors so was she and apart from 3 punctures and a new chain and her bottom bracket tightened twice she was brilliant. Built in true German fashion to last. They only thing is she was a tad heavy as was the case in question when Dale singing my praises to the 2 lifeguards on the beach about what I had just done asked them to lift her one failed as she was just to heavy!!!
I think it was the amazing people I encountered along my journey that will stay with me for ever. Generous, kind helpful and always went the extra mile to help me in so many ways. To many to mention individually but you know who you are. Mainly Canadians but America doesn’t go with out mention Nancy you were a star and even went camping with me I hope you forth coming trip is all you hope for and more because that is serious wilderness your taking on keep me posted. All of you if your over my way pop in Pete is gearing up for visitors. Amy it was a pity we didn’t get a chance to ride longer but your time schedule didn’t fit but I believe your planning your next trip it’s additive that’s for sure. I’m beginning to think what next? Maybe something in Britain next?
To Pete my husband thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support love and always on the end of the line or should I say FaceTime. You got me through the rough bits and had the belief I would do it. You didn’t say what are you mad when I first mentioned my cunning plan to do something to challenge me. You just said what ever you do,do it for you so thank you again. To my kids Greg and Kim you also were so supportive and also believed that your Mum had it in her and were again at the end of the computer. Sorry especially to Greg and his future wife Ella for sometimes calling late due to time differences and I look forward to celebrating your engagement when I get home. You were right Greg to be ruthless with my packing in fact I should have been more ruthless that Sunday when we laid it out in the back garden. Kim my fashion guru always on my case regards my fashion problems along the way hopefully lunch is on you on my return before you go off travelling. I hope you have as much fun as I have had and equally meet people that will leave a lasting impression.
To all my other family thank you,to friends and other readers who took time out of their day to bother to read my meanderings thank you I hope you’ve enjoyed my journey as much as I have. I will still be blogging on what I’m up to before Pete arrives.as I seemed to have arrived 10 days early!!
My next mission weaning myself off Timmys cinnamon frosted buns just tea now dam!!!!!