After another 7 days of rest with new antibiotics my leg seems to have improved. Yesterday I went onto the downs and walked for 3 hours with no adverse effects so I decided to resume my trip.
I have come to Horton in Ribblesdale for a number of reasons.
- I could get there by train.
- I could restart with 4 fairly short days.
- The Craven Arms to Horton section is the lowest part that is left, and the weather there in October is likely to be better than in Scotland.
- If it all goes pear-shaped I can get my brother, Alan, to collect me.
- I have a few more days in hand before I have to be in Fort William so can shorten some days if necessary.
The train journey was uneventful and all the trains kept to time. I arrived at the 3 Peaks bunkhouse at 5.00 to find it almost completely empty. I have also managed to get into hostels for the next few days.
The big test will be tomorrow when I walk to Hawes. If that goes well I should be back on track.
I am apprehensive about tomorrow as the future of the whole trip really hinges on what happens. It is very frustrating that I have been forced to leave a section out, but I am happy with the decision that I have made.