It looks likely that with Patch’s convalescence and trying to juggle family time, that I will be unable to get out backpacking until September. Patch is doing very well, but it will be mid-July until the bone has healed and then she needs probably another six weeks until she is fully fit. We also have school holidays and seeing parents to fit in, not to mention a Test match. Trying to squeeze in some walking is going to be really difficult, especially as looking after a recovering dog is so time intensive. In which case, I can’t see there’s going to much to write about on this blog. There may be an occasional snippet to pass on. Hopefully I’ll be able to get out in the autumn. I certainly want to do a week in September, probably on Dartmoor. I’ll leave you with a Challenge photo of Loch Etive.