2 a.m. and still a mountain of paperwork to sort before I can leave. Everything I need, or might need, is piled up waiting for a final sort through. I'd need another pack pony just for the maps if I took all those I need for the whole of Britain, so I need to parcel them up to send on ahead. Yes of course it should have happened days ago but I haven't exactly been twiddling my thumbs.
My elder sister Julia has sent me a lovely card with a picture of Zen Dog floating in a boat. It says "He knows not where he's going, for the ocean will decide, it's not the destination .... it's the glory of the ride". Here's hoping that it will be a truly glorious ride. And that there's time to catch up on some sleep once I hit the trail!