I’ve been feeling the tension build this week. On Saturday I leave for Portpatrick and the start of the Southern Upland Way, with my first day’s walking being on Sunday 28th April.
It’s been fairly quiet at work too, and as a consequence I’ve had very little to keep my mind busy and I’ve felt the nerves begin to take hold and the butterflies start to flutter more and more as the week has progressed. I’ve been a bit grumpy too, as I wish the week away and can’t wait to get started on this year’s long distance walk.
I don’t recall the last couple of years being anything like this, but then I seem to think I’ve been busy at work, almost right up until it’s been time to leave – this obviously helps divert my mind away from the anticipation.
The kit is stacked on the table in my office and I’ve still to do a full test pack, but it doesn’t look all that big a pile – which is surprising, as the kit list takes over a 100 lines in my spreadsheet!
Tomorrow will probably be even worse than today as I drum my fingers waiting for the off. Follow me as I walk, through these pages and via the medium of Twitter (@LoneWalkerUK) and I will let you all know how it’s going.