The Count!

  • 17 days (2 rest days for the horses)
  • ~254 miles
  • 118 hrs riding / walking
  • 4 different horses ridden
  • 12 Glens explored
  • 2 dual carriageways crossed
  • 5 main roads crossed
  • 57 gates opened & closed (7 locked and keys/codes negotiated)
  • 1 repaired saddle
  • 1 repaired rein
  • 1 repaired saddle bag
  • 1 torn finger (repaired)
  • 1 sprained thumb (repairing)
  • 2 pulled muscles (we think?) which look to have repaired but you never know with Yogi!
  • ZERO blisters (I love my hiking boots)
  • 1 surprise radio interview
  • 13 (unlucky for some) ticks removed from human
  • 17 ticks removed from equines
  • lost count but at least 50 midge bites to human
  • unknown quantity of midge bites to equines but in the hundreds :o(
  • 2 cattle grids with no side gates safely negotiated
  • 1 fallen tree across trail safely negotiated (only just… as it was the height of their bellies)
  • 4 friends helped with obstacles / logistics (including hubby)
  • 4 friends popped in along the route to say hi
  • 1 friend rode with me for four days (and then lent me her ponies for me to continue!)
  • many lovely & generous people met along the way
  • 12 thank you cards to write (at least)
  • 693 photos to process
  • 1 very cheesy grin
  • 1 plan forming for another big trip!

3 thoughts on “The Count!

  1. leaf

    Fabulous 😀 but not about the ticks, gnats and broken bits and bobs.. eeooww.. even Ray Mears cant find a repellent for the Scots midge! potent buggers.

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