I still need to work out the details, but it looks like I will be jumping part of the route somewhere in the Champagne area. Not because I’ve been there before, but because from what I have heard it is the least interesting and doesn’t have as much facilities.
I’m not sure where I’ll start the jump and where it will end, but at least that part of the plan is there: In order to make it all happen, I will start and end as planned, but will skip a bit somewhere en route. It means I wont be able to claim I walked the whole of the western front, but at least I traversed it (with part public transport)!
Not at all what i wanted, but sometimes you will have to deal with the devil as they call it.
PS: Crap! I just realized 2 things 2 key subscriptions run out in April. 1st of all my spot device, 2nd this URL…not to self..tackle it.
I was thinking ..it’s time for an update, but there isn’t that much to tell right now…
Until this evening 🙂 a friend of mine and her husband went to Albania last week, and sadly “the man around the house” had an unfortunate encounter with a litle brick wall, earning him a serious scrape on his shin. (it was a good one..realy it was 🙂 )
Normally scrapes are not considered bad injuries, as outdoors people we always think about cuts from knives, sprains, breaks and bruises from tumbles and other horror scenarios like that…
However, this scrape turned bad, got infected and now caused the need for tetanus shots and antbiotics and lots of TLC, even though I’m 100% sure the first aid he received was better than most of us would get when we are “out there”.
It was a bit of a wake up call, since I did have my own slip and slide down the entrance of a bunker several weeks ago, which earned me a nice few scrapes (not nearly as bad as “the man around the house” got, but enough to draw blood and therefore cause a risk). I slapped some alcohol gel on it right away (inventing new swearwords instantly..quietly though because there was a lady present!!!) but that is all i did.
So what im getting at is…we look at all kinds of worst case scenarios, but it is the little things that may actually get you. I could easily scrape a shin out in nature and it could totally destroy my trip..so be careful out there people, use your head and when that little voice in your head says “no” listen to it! As a good friend of mine told me a while ago..”fear is a powerfull teacher” …that was after a face first tumble into the mud due to “not paying attention”
So be safe out there my friends and use your brains.