Sunday, April 13, 2008
Just an afternoon walk.
"Nah, you'll be right."
Anyone familiar with me by now will guess that this wasn't going to be a romantic stroll.
He's decided on a course that will take us down the beach and over a headland to the next beachside village... which is actually going to be the headquarters of the adventure race he is training for. (He figures he should familiarise himself a bit more with the surrounding countryside as his team might just be expecting a bit of local knowledge from him. So a bit of beach walking, and a bit of forest roads.)
I got my feet wet crossing the creek that empties out into the surf. (Because I was following him across the rocks and didn't think to look out for the waves washing in. Duh.) Rest of the walk in squelchy shoes and socks.
1km back out to the highway - and then a noisy 1.6 interlude down the highway. Back into peace and quiet in semi-rural residential area, and up a steep hill. It's a good view when you get to the top and look back.
Then into the State Forest.. and a road we were familiar with from our mountain bike trips. (The bugger is you know it's going to take a whole lot longer to walk it than ride it!) Time for a snack (turns out this is about 7km from the start - about half way.)
His original aim was to cover about 12km, but we were still a few kms from home when my pedometer showed that. And by then the wet socks and shoes were starting to rub a bit... And the legs were starting to feel it.
Total distance according to my pedometer - 16km. Total km as plotted on bikely.com 14.9km.
"So did I slow you down?"
"No way, I wouldn't have wanted to walk much faster than that.."
Both a bit sore. It'll be interesting trying to get out of bed in the morning.
Speaking of bed....