LEJOG Virtual Challenge: Mileage Marker 185.7 Somewhere in Dorset

It has been quite the week or so since I last posted as cities across the United States, including Chicago, protested the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. The area where I live was in the heart of the first night of protests and the ensuing riots. I could spend all day … Continue reading LEJOG Virtual Challenge: Mileage Marker 185.7 Somewhere in Dorset

LEJOG Virtual Challenge: Mileage Marker 111.9 and Dartmoor National Park

Hello dear readers! I have been sitting virtually at this spot for some time now it seems. So where are we exactly? Ah, South Brent, located on the outskirts of Dartmoor National Park. While planning for my real trip, I very much wanted to make it to Dartmoor as it fit in with the literary … Continue reading LEJOG Virtual Challenge: Mileage Marker 111.9 and Dartmoor National Park

LEJOG Virtual Challenge: Mileage Marker 95.3 (Part 2)

Fowey to Polperro We'd continue on by taking the ferry to Polruan and picking up once again the South West Coast path. Our walk today takes us to the quaint Cornish fishing village of Polperro, notorious for, what else, smuggling in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Polperro Heritage Museum sounds like a good place … Continue reading LEJOG Virtual Challenge: Mileage Marker 95.3 (Part 2)

LEJOG Virtual Challenge: St. Michael’s Mount to Tresillian…Finally!

I'm starting to think writing this blog about my virtual journey is going to take longer than if I actually did it! I want to make it interesting, however, so I hope anyone reading this is enjoying some of the history, tales and pictures I've been able to dig up during my research! We are … Continue reading LEJOG Virtual Challenge: St. Michael’s Mount to Tresillian…Finally!

LEJOG Virtual Challenge: Toward Dylan’s Corner-Lands End to Mousehole

Upon seeing the sunrise and taking the obligatory photos of the signposts and First and Last House in England, I'd have promptly started walking as this portion of the path is said to be a bit challenging. Of course the weather would look exactly as it does in these pictures. House: Robert Pittman, Flickr Commons. … Continue reading LEJOG Virtual Challenge: Toward Dylan’s Corner-Lands End to Mousehole