Sunday, 8 September 2013

Day 8 Bodfari to Prestatyn 15 mile

Sunday 8th September -  Day 8 Bodfari to  Prestatyn 15 mile

Just a short hop skip and a jump to Prestatyn today.

Started off with a late breakfast as they  had plenty of time to walk 8 miles to a village called Rhuallt and meet up with Lisa the founder of greyhound Gap. Lisa and a few other brave gappers then walked the final 8.5 miles with the boys.

 First glimpse of the Irish sea today
 Getting closer
Ned mad as a hatter socks hanging off his ears!
Unlike Marc and Steve this is Neds first long distance walk, he described himself as "the weakest" link, well far from being the weakest Link Ned has been a star, ill equipped (his choice) brilliant and improvising and not once did he complain bearing in mind he is a RETIRED police officer. Ned has been a fantastic addition to this years walking the beat team.
Steve who has walked every step of the 3 coast to coasts with Marc

Steve has been with Marc every step of the way since they came up with this madcap idea of walking the four coast to coast routes that make up Great Britain. Steve has as always provided Marc with continued support and boy has that been needed this year.

getting closer

two miles to go

and they're finished the official monument to mark the end of Offa's Dyke 180 miles!

a warm welcome from gappers

Lisa walked the last 8.5 miles with them (founder of GG)

and as they left the beach a rainbow maybe all our bridge babies giving them the thumbs up!
Current total raised £2,805 with gift aid but usually a bit more goes in afterwards.

Boys travel home tomorrow and poor Steve has to be on duty at 6pm!

Thank you all for sharing this years adventure, and to everyone who donated.
 I shall be back later in the week for a round up and other stuff.

sue aka walk coordinator signing off  from year 3 of  walkingthebeat's  coast to coast walks.


What Remains Now said...

Love it! I know the rainbow was all our Bridge babies say, "Well done!" I will make sure to get my donation done today. Congratulations, guys!

Sue said...

Well done Marc, Steve and Ned. Also well done you Sue for keeping everything going.

hotpotato said...

Yay, WELL DONE LADS. I've loved reading your blog each day Sue to track their progress and see their lovely photos.

gyeong said...

Congrats! Would love to join the walk if I lived a bit closer.