Today is Wednesday, June 7 and we are walking from Reeth to Richmond. It is another cool day and we are wearing lots of our warmer clothes. No rain in the forecast, though, thanks be to God.

I didn’t take a lot of pictures today because we are now entering a portion of the walk that just isn’t as picturesque as other parts. Early in today’s walk we headed up the Nun’s Steps. This is a steep, and long, set of stone steps that were supposedly put in by nuns hundreds of years ago. The nuns were housed at Marrick Priory and would walk this path to Marsk. I am sure they prayed as they walked these steps. It went up, and up, and up.

Our Sheep of the Day is a black sheep. Something we haven’t seen a lot of.

We spent much of today in beautiful deciduous forest, something very different from what we have seen so far.

The Church of England Church of St. Edmund the Martyr in Marsk is right on the trail. They welcome people in for a snack and shelter from the elements. They have a cute little credit card reader set out for donations and payment for the snacks, all on the honesty system. Pretty slick.

These are very pretty flowers growing right out of the stone walls.

This bench was intended for walkers. But these butt-scratching lambs have taken it over and staged a “scratch-in.” You could almost hear them saying, “Oh, that feels so good!”

One of the joys of the last few days is that we have been walking through many pastures and fields that are host to migrating birds. They come from great distances to rear their young in these fields. We would hear their songs or cries and look them up on Janet’s Merlin bird app. We could never get close enough to take pictures, but here are some links to videos about the birds we have seen.

Eurasian Curlew:


European Golden Plover:

Today’s miles: 10.73. Total miles so far: 117.42. Miles remaining: 72.58

Tomorrow is a rest day. That means doing laundry, eating lots (which we seem to be doing every day), taking naps, planning the next few days, and taking more naps. No blog for tomorrow (unless something really exciting happens)

God bless,