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Setting off at last…!

I’ve been planning the walk of the seven islands for some time now, and especially for the past few weeks I’ve just wanted to get on with it and be on my way. Well, the time has come now and tomorrow morning at the crack of dawn I´ll be setting off from Orzola.

I’m not sure saying I’m looking forward to the journey is the correct way put it, but I guess I am. Though having driven down Fuerteventura a couple of weeks ago to remind myself just how much of a challenge this would be I am starting with a little bit of trepidation about stepping out into the unknown. It’s all very well planning these things on maps – but maps don’t always tell you the whole story, they can only give an impression. I’m pretty sure I’m likely to encounter one or two problems on the way to disrupt my sketchy plans.

Unlike last year when I was pretty much determined to do the walk on my own, should anyone want to join me for an hour or two, for lunch, or a pit stop I’d be more than happy to meet up with any friendly faces en route. I’ll be posting regular updates and photos on this Facebook page so you’ll be able to see where I am and what I’m doing. If anyone is daft enough to want to get up early to come and see me off I’ll be leaving Orzola at daybreak tomorrow – around 08:00.

Once again a special thank you for the help I’ve received from the following individuals and companies;

This will be my last post on the blog until I get back – but Elle will be taking it over in the meantime and publishing updates for anyone who wants to keep up-to-date via this site. I’ll also be posting photos and updates in real time via this Facebook page.

You can make a donation using the link below. And, if you’d like to offer some practical help here are a few ideas. Or, if you have some goods or talents you could contribute they’d be gratefully received for the Wax Bar charity auction. All funds raised will be shared between the Rose Road Association and Niños del Tercer Mundo.

Right – I’m off! Wish me luck! :)

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5 Responses to Setting off at last…!

  • Ange says:

    Good luck Alan! You look THIN in your pic!

  • Alan says:

    Photography by Paul Boden – wide angle lenses have a slimming effect :)
    Think I’ll be even thinner by the time I get back!
    Thanks Ange x

  • Phil says:

    Yeah we thought the same … skinny Alan looking great … look after yourself!!!

  • Helen says:

    Best of luck Alan! See you at the other end xx

  • Cmdr Lord castle says:

    Hi big Boy – I know you are still fat no matter what camera you use.

    Nonetheless a little walk will do you some good.

    You would walk a bit faster if you were in Kabul today – really worst day here for last 8 years.

    I bet Elle is pleased to have a bit of peace and quite.

    Hope you are not smoking all the way there!

    See you for a pint soon and best of luck.

    Mike

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