Cracker gave us her mileage from yesterday which took us around Regent’s Park to our meeting point. There should then have been five for the final walk, but poor Salvo and Izzy were struck down with gastro-enteritis overnight and were not well enough to travel to London. After all their hard work it was very sad they couldn’t be there and we send them our best wishes for a speedy recovery. That meant Sybil, Bella and Wilma were our representatives and walked the final stage from Regent’s Part to the Embassy on a beautiful sunny autumn day.
Our welcome at the Embassy was lovely and we spend a happy twenty minutes talking about the breed and our work to help Heidi. Thank you to all
the Embassy staff who helped to set this up, it was a great day for us and we were delighted to present the Ambassador with a picture from the UK Club to mark the occasion.
Thank you to all the dogs who have taken part in the walk and to all our supporters. We are still taking donations at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/walkforheidi so please do send in any sponsorship money or donations. It will all go to enable Heidi to have the final operation she needs.
Today we set out on the final stage before going to the Embassy in London tomorrow. Salvo and Izzy added 2.15 miles each. Then Dickens adding 4.4 miles took over to take us to the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. Sybil and Basil added 1.5 miles each to take us to Tower Bridge Road. Babeli, being a very cute but slightly independent puppy, chose to take us a different route with her 2.6 miles to get everyone to where we are meeting up tomorrow. She finished her stage at Clerkenwell before pawing over to Cleo. Cleo used her 2.6 miles to get us to London Zoo at the northern end of Regent’s Park. And that is where Bella, Wilma, Sybil, Izzy and Salvo will meet tomorrow to walk together for the very last stage of the walk.
We’re doing so well that we’re going to do a bit extra! Today Wilma and Shadow added 1.3 miles each before Aristotle took over to at 0.75miles, taking us just past Newington. Then Salvo walked the 2.15 miles to Rainham and Izzy’s 2.15 miles took us to the edge of Gillingham. Heidi’s 3.36 miles took us through Chatham and Rochester to the edge of Strood and then Cleo added 3.36 miles. Cracker added 2.7 miles to bring us to the edge of Gravesend. Then dickens took over and walked 4.5 miles to Greenhithe. Sybil added 2 miles taking us almost to the M25, the orbital motorway around London. Finally today Basil added 3.5 miles taking us to Bexleyheath from where he can just about wave to Heidi where she is being looked after.
Tomorrow will be the last main leg of the journey but we still need sponsorship!
With many of the dogs on the stand at Discover Dogs today there were not many walkers. Salvo and Izzy set out and did 2.1 miles each. Then Dickens took over and added 6.25 miles, which was further than he’d planned because of a detour as a result of some sheep being fenced in with an electric fence. Finally we have a new walker joining the walk for Heidi as Cracker (red paw print) joins us to add 4 miles to our total and gets us as far as Sittingbourne.
Today’s walks have brought us back onto English soil. Dickens has added 8.55 miles over the last two days and got us back onto dry land. Wilma, Alfie and Shadow then each did 1.3 miles and Salvo and Izzy did 5.2 miles each. Which means we end the night in Kent having just past Canterbury.
Salvo and Izzy took over the swim and added 2.9 miles each. Wilma added 1.3 miles and then Bella, Heidi and Babeli each did 2.65 miles. Basil and Sybil then added a mile each which means we are still stranded in the Channel but at least we are in sight of land.
We’ve had more of the sponsorship money come in today too. We’re up to £1460 including everything that has come in so far. There is still time to help us get to our £2000 target –
Today was a little quieter than yesterday Elliot got us off to a start with 4.4miles then he pawed across to Salvo and Izzy who added 1.9miles each. Aristotle had a rest today as his legs were hurting, so it was Shadow’s turn to add 1.3 miles and then her son Dickens added 4.3 miles to the total, brining us into Calais. After that Wilma went out and did 1.3 miles. It was Sybil who had to get her paws wet to start the Channel swim and Basil followed close behind they finished the day with 2.7 miles to Sybil and 3.5 miles to Basil. Which means we are now stranded in the middle of the Channel so it’s a really good time to sponsor us to get to the other side!
We seem to have stepped up the pace today, although some was later on yesterday. Salvo and Izzy did a mile each and then added another 2 miles each later. Babeli added 4.56 miles and Heidi and Bella have managed 7.16 each. Aristotle, Wilma and Shadow each did 1.3 miles while Cleo added 3.36 to the tally. Basil managed 4 miles, Izzy I mile and Dickens added an impressive 7.9 miles. All that means we’ve now covered 437.7 miles of the journey and there is only another 115 to go! We may take a bit of a detour to visit one or two places with Entlebuchers along the way so that we arrive at the Embassy next week just in time.
We may get to Calais tomorrow. Who’s up for a swim?
There is only a week tomorrow until we are due to arrive at the Embassy and we’re making good progress. Today’s walkers have been Aristotle who managed another 1.3miles. Then Salvo and Izzy did 1.9 miles each. They pawed across to Shadow whose 1.3 miles brought us to Henin sur Cojeul. From there Cleo took over and added 2.9 miles, before Wilma added another 2.3miles bringing us to the outskirts of Arras. Finally Basil and Sybil added 4 miles each taking us through Arras and out to a place called Mont Saint Eloi. We’ve done 392 miles of the total which means there is just another 160 miles to go.
Today was a quieter day for lots of reasons, but we’re making good progress and the photo is of all the walkers who got together for their big walk yesterday.
Aristotle set off and managed to walk 1.3 miles today. He pawed across to Cleo, Heidi and Bella who each did 3.82 miles and get is into the Pas de Calais region. Then Dickens took up the pace and added another 3.6miles, before passing over to Basil for a 3.5mile stint and Sybil for the last mile of the day.
Please sponsor us to encourage us to finish the journey and maybe do a little more besides!