Three men, a woman and two canals (Stourbridge to Wolverhampton) - In the name of Thiago - Day 281
I met Adam for the second time and first time since March and he's with me for the whole week, which is a bloody excellent thing. In many ways it tops and tails how the walk has been. I had Jamie for company for the entirety of week one and now I've got Adam with me for the final homebound stretch.
That's Adam on the left and in the middle are Lisa and Dave Taylor. The Taylors are a wonderful couple and proud parents to Niamh and Zak. Elisa and Niamh are both at Madeley School and that's the connection to me being walking with Dave and Lisa parents today.
We started off the day at the exact same point that I polished off three lovely pints on Saturday. Regrettably, though on reflection perhaps that should read thankfully, as it was only half eleven it wasn't open, so any thoughts of an early morning snifter were soon put to bed.
I'm going to miss the canals. I know they'll still be there after this week but I won't be rattling the bucket along them after Friday. That's the part I've really enjoyed. The talking to complete strangers, which is probably something that terrifies most people. It's something that has really got my adrenaline and blood pumping at the start of each day. It's a challenge, a positive one.