Two down and not much to go? Sounds easy doesn’t it? Well it might sound easy but I can assure you that it is not easy. Thirty miles carrying backpacks in 2 days may be a breeze if you’re a marine but it’s hard work for a couple of simple travellers.
Absolutely horrific weather was forecast and we woke to heavy rain in Richmond. The BBC informed us that it would improve from lunchtime so we decided to set off later and walk to Kingston rather than Hampton Court. We could delay that section until the following day.
We were well prepared for rain so happy to rejoin the Thames Path for the three miles down to Teddington Lock.
Once again the scenery and countryside was amazing as we felt so far from the hustle and bustle of the city. You wouldn’t believe how rural it is between towns on the river. Fabulous.
Arriving in Kingston upon Thames it began to rain again, in fact it threw it down. At least we’d had the best if the weather whilst we were walking.
Not as many miles as yesterday but the late start and conditions meant the 9 miles somehow felt a bit further. So after almost 40 miles and twenty four bridges we are almost at the end of our challenge. Just the four mile trek around to Hampton Court tomorrow and we will be there. Let’s hope for an improvement in the weather.