Isle of Wight Coastal Path, 64 miles, 3 walking days, September 2008
Cowes – Freshwater – Sandown – Cowes
In 2007, when I retired from a busy career as a consulting electronics engineer, I decided it was time to slim down a bit and take up a sport so I started playing golf. It was the most frustrating sport ever! For every good hit, there were at least nineteen lousy hits. I persisted for about a year and then gave up in disgust for not improving beyond the stage where every hole was taking anywhere between five and ten strokes, sometimes more.
I enjoyed the walking part of golf however and decided that I should develop the walking interest. I did the research, bought some walking gear, and planned my first multi-day long-distance-path walk – a 64-mile 3-day walk round the coastal path of the Isle of Wight in September 2008. It rained. I got wet. My boots were new. I got blisters. I ached from unused muscles. But, I enjoyed the walk and vowed to repeat the experience.
This was the beginning of my passion for long-distance walking.
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