...But it nearly didn't happen at all, yet again! I woke up at 6am, had a shower, got dressed and prepared my gear, food and water for the trip. I was so excited I even bought some new hiking boots at Sports Direct a few days before, including a new hiking rain coat. I was ready to go!
Then, I received a text message. The whole thing had been cancelled, once again! I could not believe it! I'd been looking forward to this moment for such a long time, I wanted to cry when they broke the news: 'Abi won't make it, there will only be three of us, I don't think it's worth it'.
So there I was, my breakfast sandwich in the toaster, my coffee half drank, my boots and coat on, a beanie on my head...and they broke the news. I was devastated. Bruno had been working on night, and when I called him and told him the news, he actually considered not sleeping and going with me instead. How adorable!
Luckily, though, the deal was back on, so I rushed out the door before someone changed their minds!!!
I met the 'gang' in Battle Hill, Wallsend, parked my car and jumped in Sandra's car, ready for a morning and afternoon of adventures!