On April 27 I arrive in London and go to Tony (Jenny's brother) and Christine's for two days. In that short stay I have to do some preparation for my paddle down the Thames. I will need things like Isobutane canisters, a tarpaulin, some food and other odds and ends. Then on Sunday, April 30 I will launch my canoe at Cricklade and begin my paddle down to Teddington, a journey of 135 miles. My hope is to arrive at Teddington on May 7 but I do have a small window of 3 days to allow for unexpected delays.
Then a few days of rest and more preparation before on May 14 I leave for Minehead on the Bristol Channel to start my 630 mile (1008km) walk along the South West Coast path. With a bit of luck and lots of good weather I should reach South Haven Point near Poole in Dorset on July 4 and my walk will be done.
I'll post about the days leading up to my flight to England and I hope it will be interesting. I'll share my activities and my thoughts as I move towards the canoe launch at Cricklade.
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