Day 26. Huntly. November 28, 2015.

Day 26. Huntly. November 28, 2015.

42 km
Mercer km 719 to Huntly km 761

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Looking down on Poges Place

We played hide and seek with the trail and made very little forward progress for at least the first hour. We walked in a complete circle in the tall wet grass in a swamp looking for the trail.

There is way too much pollen in the air. Sneezing, drippy nose and itchy eyes are my constant companions. And I am taking Claritan. Ugh.

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After a road walk we got on a stopbank with cows, bulls and very uneven ground. Helen jumped off a stile and landed in a divot. She heard a snap (or a pop or a crack) and pain. Alex called the race track that we had passes 2 kilometers back and they sent out a rescue vehicle… a front loader tractor. Alex and Helen rode away in the basket.

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Sitting on the stile Helen just jumped off of.

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Off they go!

Update…. severe ankle sprain. Hopefully a week’s rest and she will be back hiking.

Brett, Lisa and I walked away with more carefulness to each step. The “trail” continued to be slow going and a challenge. We finally got to a road.

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Where's the trail?

Quote of the day. Lisa: I would hitch and get in a car with Charles Manson right now. But there wasnt a road. We finally got to a road. NO cars were going our way. And very few in the opposite direction.  We walked by a house with some activity in front and bingo. Lisa was on her way to Huntly with the most unlike Manson driver. When I showed up 25 km later there was food, wine, hot shower, laundry, and indoor sleeping all arranged.

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Wine and the free glasses Lisa charmed from a liquor store.

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You can't even imagine how wonderful this tasted

I’m tired.

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