I’ve had some ups and downs today.
Overnight flight from Toronto to Dublin to Heathrow. No sleep. Train to Paddington was easy but crowded and expensive (£24? I think) Nothing as crowded as the Circle Line to Kings Cross.. some sort of industrial carrying on. Train to Canterbury good. Just wanted to get moving. Anyone know that it’s been wet in the UK? 😉 Muddy as hell. The North Downs Way led me through fields of yellow, old church yards, tiny villages and lots of mud. Tried to follow my book and GPS but they just weren’t adding up. Spent 5kms lost in the woods and gave myself a slap for being a smart arse and not retracing my steps. (Which I did… finally)
Ferry left at 7:15 pm (was in Dover at 5:45 but they wouldn’t let me on the 6:30. Got to Calais at 9:45 pm (time diff an hour later) walked from terminal to city centre in the rain past shady guys camped trying to migrate to UK and then finding all the hotels shut except one that wanted over 100€. Got desperate at 11pm wondering what the eff I’m doing. Now in some seedy spot for 42€… I nearly cried when she said she had a room. Maps and directions are proving difficult, lots of mud in the UK. Track is rougher than I imagined. I must remember to eat. Had one muesli bar and heaps of water and then a sandwich and Pepsi Max on the ferry.
I cry when I see a dog 😞