Another Step on the Road – And a Brave One for Christine!

The last two days have been a move outside our comfort zone – particularly  for Christine (but Stephen had to “think of other things” on a couple of occasions too!)  We have been on an expeditions’ first aid program provided by Lifesigns.   The aim was to give the participants a basic grounding in the skills to help and survive in situations they may encounter outside the norm.  In all honesty things were not very gory (Stephen looked at all of the slides – even if he had to turn away pretty sharpish for some of them!)  and, while we hope we are never in a situation to need the skills and techniques  we learned, the experience will definitely prepare us should they be needed.  In addition, Michael, the course leader (a thoroughly good bloke!) gave us a number of very useful suggestions and tips for our upcoming adventures.

P.S.  Our thanks to our fellow participants – Ollie, Kate, Chris, Nina and Maddie – you helped to make the two days a very worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

More Round the Coast Blogs Added

Christine found a number of her notes from the earlier stages of the Round the Coast ride so these have been added here and here.  Meanwhile we have carried on emptying the house with many books carted off to the annual book fair at Epsom Methodist Church and storing “stuff” in the loft.

And yesterday was our wedding anniversary!  31 years!!  Unbelievable!!!  Where has the time gone?  Over a scrummy dinner at a local gastro pub the conversation inevitably centred on the forthcoming adventure and the route to be taken.  We are now leaning towards reverting to Plan A and following the Loire, Rhine and Danube rivers to the Black Sea in view of the increasingly dodgy situation in Ukraine and our fears of “fallout” in Russia.  But next week we may change our minds again!