Friday, May 7, 2010

I'm A Lumberjack And I'm OK

8 days to go.

This is the start of the Voie Verte at what used to be Lavelanet railway station. On Monday I walked from the other end of the VV, at Mirepoix, to Rivel, then the quiet roads home. Today, for the last time before VBW, I walked from Lavelanet to Rivel, then the same way home. The Voie Verte is 37 kms in length.

We have noticed, while driving around in the past few days, the number of fallen trees by the roadside. Obviously many have been in the road, but have been cleared off. All this the result of the snow, the sodden ground, and the high winds this week.

As I walked along the old railway track, I met more people than usual. Most of them were gangs clearing fallen trees from the track. Little did I know that when I arrived home I would be doing the same thing. One of our reine claude (greengage) trees had fallen across a neighbour's fence. As the neighbour is over 80, and as in a few days we are going away for several months, the answer was obvious - never mind the 24 kms just walked, I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK.


gordon.wright said...

I hope the weather improves for your walk. I will look out for you on your travels. We leave Blackpool next Monday and travel via ferry to Santander with our motorhome and intend to spend a couple of weeks touring the pyrenees before working our way back up the western side of France. We intend to take around six weeks before heading back home to Blackpool. Good luck with your walk and take care.
Regards Gordon and Margaret Wright in Bispham

Vic Heaney said...

Gordon, that would be great. You have probably seen our hoped-for schedule on the blog. Unfortunately there is a mistake. I missed out 7th June so every stop after 6th June is a day out. I will put a correction on the blog in the very near future.