Hadrian's Wall Path - Day 4 - 12 miles
After a spectacular stay at easily the best campsite we've yet to pitch a tent in, we headed back onto the Path to spend the remainder of the day in Northumberland National Park. Today was much like yesterday, with stunning views to both North and South, walking along the crags ever Westward.
It seems that Day 4 is the day. The day when I have completely left home behind and truly reached travel zen. It's a liberating feeling, this journeyman's nirvana, a feeling of total separation and disentanglement from the trappings of modern life, best achieved by consecutive days spent with your life in a pack.
You couldn't ask for a more surreal way to enter that phase of travel than to be marching along the wall, high in the crags, the world spreading out before you in all directions like ripples in a sea of young green wheat grass.
It is here I come to the same realization I've come to many times before: to be a good traveler you must not only be able to leave home behind; you must be able to find it anywhere, everywhere.