Monday 9 June 2008


While we are travelling we hope to do lots of walking, particularly in New Zealand (and also, I guess, around Walt Disney World). We have been trying to get the boys out regularly for walks on the South Coast so that they are well prepared for long days on their feet.

On Saturday we took part in the annual around Guernsey ITEX Walk. The whole event is 40 miles, but the first 20 miles takes place on the South Coast cliff paths which consists of many climbs and descents. Nicola and I have done the whole walk in past years (when Peter was 21 months old I carried him for the first 26miles (10 hours) and then finished the rest on my own), but this year, for the first time, Peter and Joseph were walking.

Joseph managed as far as Jerbourg point at the southwest tip of the island - a walk of about 4 miles including at least three climbs from sea level to the top of the cliffs in addition to several other undulations - not bad for a three year old.

Peter kept going until Petit Bot with a total distance walked of 8.6 miles and would have easily carried on if it hadn't been for the temptation of going down for a run about on the beach- very good for a six year old.

Luke - well he made it to 8.6miles too, but on my back. I think he consumed more calories than he burned as I passed back snacks to keep his spirits up.

Photos can be found here. If you're wondering about the darkness and the look of tiredness in some photos - we started at 4.45am.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all the boys on doing so well on the ITEX.
Malcolm and Liz