Though a straight line appears to be the shortest distance between 2 points, life has a way of confounding geography. Often it is the dalliances and the detours that define us. There are no maps to guide our most important searches; we must rely on hope, chance, intuition and a willingness to be surprised.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Off and walking

Made a start to the big walk today! Walked along the canal path from my house in Linlithgow to the Falkirk Wheel where mum and dad met up with me.

The canal path is nice and flat, which made for an easy start, but it does get a bit boring, except for short wooded stretches which can be really still and atmospheric.

Anyway, feel a bit weary now but still enthusiastic (!) and... 12 miles knocked off. 488 to go!
ON THE IPOD: Boy Kill Boy, The Kooks.


Henry said...

Calum, I could supply you with some Perry Como or Matt Munro music for your journey, dont be shy just ask. your mums looking well and fit, That fit I'm sure she could walk the West Highland Way for you. Remember to take some photographs and a diary of your walk, they could be chapters in your book. Put me down for a Signed copy please.

Helen F said...

Well done, Calum. The Frame family are very proud of you and looking forward to your mum & dad entertaining us with your travelling tales.

Calum said...

Thanks Helen, much appreciated - and hello to Tam and Nancy too.

Henry - what happened to that portable 78 player you were going to get me for my birthday...?