Posted by: Huw Thomas | July 22, 2011

Home straight

We’re back on English soil – having crossed the Severn Bridge yesterday. Our mileage stands at 10,512 and we’re now more or less on the home straight – just another 300 miles or so to ShelterBox HQ.

Moody skies over Three Cliffs Bay on The Gower

After a fairly hectic few days in West Wales last week, we were ready for a leisurely break on the Gower with our friend Cathy. Some beautiful walks between the rain and a bit of culture – multilingual games of Scrabble and going to the final Harry Potter film!

Wednesday’s ride to Cardiff was a tough one. Nearly 59 miles – ending with one right so-and-so of a hill out of Caerphilly. Not what you need at the end of a long day.

L: Flying the flag at Caerphilly Castle. R: Crossing the River Severn.

It was worth it though. We ended the day by giving a talk to members of five of Cardiff’s Rotary Clubs. An opportunity to tell our story and remind them why ShelterBox is such a great project. (Not that we’re biased.)

We’ve got a couple of nights with my sister Sian – who graduated yesterday as a doctor of medicine… having become a grandma earlier this year! We’ve got our final presentation to do in Taunton on Monday night then we’re off to Braunton in North Devon, where Carolyn grew up.

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