Rita and Rick are good hosts . I decided to have another Zday during the afternoon yesterday . I hope to build up a little of my inner reserves .
Have enjoyed so much feedback and connection through this blog . Im so grateful for the many wishes of good will and positive encouragement . The connection has helped me focus and given me a boost when ive been off trail . Thanks to all who have been writing ,and if you havent and would like to write , feel free to comment here or on my Facebook page . Ian Kenneth Brown.
yesterday we got a lift into town from Rick . On the drive over he voiced his very real concerns over the management of the local waters , how the lakes and rivers have all dried out so much that the local bears will come looking for water in peoples front yards (gardens) ! So much of California seems to be under massive climate change .
After Rick dropped us outside the local supermarket we eat and shop and then shop and eat . Later he drives us back to the ranch , i have a cold beer and a siesta .
Gus turns up just after lunch , and that helped me to make up my mind to have another Zday . An important ingredient in a Zday is good company , and Gus is certainly that . Gus is from Maine and we started to bounce into one another during the first week of walking , now we seem to be catching up at almost every stop . Gus , hiked the ‘Te Aroha’ trail down the length of New Zealand . Inspiring ! We talk often about NZ and i realise im still very much in love with those magical shores . I file a lot of Gus’s trail wisdom for possible future adventures .
So I have treated myself to an extra Zday to hang out at the ranch and build up some strength . Eat , eat , eat .
We are in a Burger King and talking about the trail ahead . We criss-cross on subjects like weather , fatigue, diet and company on the trail . I think having a bit of social connection is really good for me , its been helping me get through some of the tougher times for sure .
We shop and connect with Wing-it who is still on the trail until tommorow . We may get to catch up in the morning .