We all slept well and were ready to get to Richmond and our rest day. This day was pleasantly uneventful, with perhaps a few more hills than the team would have liked, with Dean challenging my description “undulating.” It was also quite warm, and while only 70 degF, that feels hot when walking and we had to start rationing water at one point. Completing the 10.5 miles in less than 5 hours was great as it gave us plenty of time to chill at the hotel. We all are feeling quite weary.
The day started with flat roads and meadows so we made fast progress. The first “feature” was a climb up a hill, which was paved by nuns and known as their 375 steps. Tracy and Dean share their thoughts on that below! While Elaine’s kitchen was enticing, it was after only about 3 miles and we wanted to keep going to St Edmund’s church in Marske. St Edmund’s is a fine old church with a variety of refreshments on an honesty basis, but we were disappointed that there wasn’t a loo. On we marched after a snack, though the trudge up to Applegarth Scar dampened some of the enthusiasm, especially with the sun getting hotter. The path entered woodland which was refreshingly cooler, and then the view opened up to show Richmond and the North Yorkshire Moors beyond, though the team were not too interested in hearing about future hills! The path soon turned to road and a pleasant downhill stroll into town. The rest of the day was about rest and food, and we will see what energy we have for doing anything tomorrow!
I am originally from England, and my wife Janet is from Louisiana. When we started Geocaching in 2002, we needed a name, and the Cajunlimeys were created, and that is the name I use for my blog. Even though Janet has no Cajun blood, her cooking is excellent! “Limeys” comes from the nickname for English sailors, who ate limes to prevent scurvy. We live in Houston, Texas, with Bailey and Samuel.
We love adventures and want to share the experiences with others. When planning trips, I have found other people’s sites very useful, so I want to give back and add a different perspective.
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