A trip to the Post Office today left my wallet substantially lighter, but my food parcels are safely on their way. In some ways it feels like cheating sending parcels ahead, but it does remove the worry of finding food along the way. While I can survive on what I’ve sent, I will be supplementing it along the way with some proper meals from hotels and restaurants. Total weight was 6.7kg for the best part of ten days food split into three parcels.
Weather is now becoming a bit of a preoccupation. I’ve been looking at netweather.tv for forecasts of the jetstream, which is an important determinant of the weather we get. If the forecast is to be believed, the weather for the first week of the Challenge should be a bit more settled.
Netweather also give local forecasts, which suggest the same. It could be a bit cold with northerly winds. I need to make my mind up on clothing, sleeping bag and mat. I’m going to do a test pack on Saturday to see how it all fits and how heavy. My guess is that it will be around 10kg base weight.
The only other job is to tidy paperwork like maps, route sheet and some odds and ends. A major success was to find an old style school exercise book in WH Smith for a diary and notes. I’m going to have to be more disciplined than lately and write some notes for each day, which I’ve got out of the habit of doing. Also this weekend, I’d better put together a report for my Dartmoor trip.