Hadrian's Wall Path - Day 2 - 16 miles
Another great day on the trail. This is what I had in mind when I pictured the Path. A black soil track winding it's way through English farmland, the ground undulating up and down gracefully as we weave our way west. Gone is the city and the noise and the people. Here is the quiet and the field. And the sheep of course.
Last night we stayed at a perfect little B&B called Houghton North Farm, an aptly named little farm house that wanted for nothing. Time machine beds, a wonderfully high pressure shower, and a breakfast expertly prepared by the best host and someone we came to describe as a "trail Mom," Paula. Between her masterful hospitality and the company of about a half dozen farm dogs of various breed but uniform cuteness, we were about as happy as any trekkers could hope to be.
With such an auspicious start to the morning, we loaded our packs and headed out onto a toasty but spectacular day. Roughly 8 hours of the aforementioned countryside led us into the tiny village of Chollerford, where we pitched a tent for the evening. We're tired but happy, well fed and ready for sleep.
Tomorrow takes us through the most anticipated section of the trek, but I'll have more to say then.
Justin & Tiffany