Thursday, 25 August 2016
The 2016 Challenge, day 0: Getting to Oban (6)
As I walked along the seafront I looked for a suitable location to perform my annual ritual of dipping a walking pole in the sea at the West coast, formally to mark the start of my Challenge. I always do it wearing my rucksack, and I always keep my rucksack on until I have dipped my pole in the sea at the East coast. That way there can be no argument as to whether or not my crossing was valid. I will have, unquestionable, carried my gear all the way across from coast to coast.
Well, a little further round the seafront there were some steps down onto a sandy beach, and that is where I chose to dip my pole. So ... I was on my way again, the official start of my 11th crossing.