Day Two was the big one. It included the first sighting of the Wall, amazing scenery, friendly chats with some *very* chatty American hikers, and the most well-earned can of Heinz Minestrone soup in history!
We trekked over Craggs, Hills and Peaks for 12 hours across 28 miles of Northumberland National Park fighting the above-mentioned thunderstorm and a walking on swollen feet to a campsite that constantly seemed to be “only two miles away!”
At this point I knew I should send updates for our blog and social media posts, but was just too exhausted. It really made me think back to why we took on the challenge in the first place- to raise money for Temwa who support (among many other projects) access-to-education projects for young people in Malawi.
One of the issues these young people face is an unreasonably far walk to get to the nearest school. After walking an unreasonable amount of miles ourselves, we realised how difficult it must be, not only for these children to get to school, but also to then learn and perform well as a student. This realisation really pushed us on over the next two days.