We did it! After 4.5 years and 270 odd miles, we finished our trek.
Meeting at Orsett - 'foregathering', Chris calls it - we set off in sunshine
but soon ended up in muddy, ploughed fields.
Nice views of the sky and the trees if you ignored the looming tower blocks.
We could see Tilbury in the distance, and the delights of the old Bata factory.
Misplacing the route through a quarry (!) a helpful digger driver directed us back
on the right path and we had our coffee stop at Coalhouse Fort
Then on by the Thames towards Tilbury Fort. It was very windy down by the River
with the Power station ever present on our right, and the 'Marco Polo' ahead.
We saw 'The Waverley' sail by too.
Finally, Tilbury Fort and 'The World's End' pub, with its references to Samuel Pepys
who visited it and wrote about it in the famous diary...like i did.
Anyway, that's it. End of Captain's Log. Well done to all the pilgrims who made it through.
A special enormous thanks to Chris who planned, led and cheered us through the wilds,
and ways, of Southern England. it's been great.
Look forward to the next trek