I had left Athena behiond in Edinburgh and with the help of new friends I picked up a pack, walking poles, and headed for the start of the Penine Way.
I will divulge much more in some short stories. I can't share all the good stories before I at lease have a go at compiling it into a book.
Speaking of books- I am honored that other adventurers who I have not met but have had great conversations with invited me to share stories in a book they were compiling together. So, along with other walkabouters, trekkers and getting-lost-and-founders, I am published. Thor and Siffy Torkildson have birthed into the world, The Walkabout chronicles: Epic Journeys by Foot.
Available on Amazon here.
This is just a quick update to say:
1. I'm ok. Well, better than ok.
2. I'm about to backpack New Zealand, Soth to North. Because I always have to walk into the wind.
3. I have published stories.
I'll take a deep breath and see if I can share a few highlights now.
I walked the heather moorlands where the Brontes sisters lived and understand how lonesome those hills were to inspire Emily's Wuthering Heights. The slugs in Scotland like Oats. Tartan is the true word for plaid. Oh, back in Sicily, a woman on FB found me and walked with me for a week- she taught me how to open a bottle of wine with just a sneaker. No joke. And yes, I'm proud to have that in my bag of tricks. Thanks Nadia!
There's a lot more but for now I'll practice writing these strange and wonderous events to share it with you as a whole picture.
Thank you for all your encouragement and support.