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Part 9a

Part 9a

Postby POSR » Fri Jun 16, 2023 11:33 am

Route description: John Muir Way

Date walked: 12/06/2023

Distance: 212 km

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A seamist morning to start one of the hottest days of the year sofar. The day started early with little traffic on the A198 out of Prestonpans but with little scenery to look at because of the mist, it was head down and get some milage under my belt.Seton Sands Holiday Park was passed and the path headed down on the the beach which is where the going for the walk slowed significantly. This was to be my undoing as I stoicly stayed to the path. It was someewhere along this stretch that i felt the first niggles from my ham string. Ignoring it i struggled on past Longniddry, passing the beautiful Gosford Sands and into Aberlady with its fine church. Outside Aberlady on the A198 is a car park, here I rested and took stock. The day was getting hotter, my ham string was no longer a niggle. I decided to plod on to Gullane and decide there. Passing into woodland there are still the relics of WW2 anti tank concrete blocks. Created in fear of German landings. The way clearly sign posted off beside the golf coarse by fields of rapeseed, and was a pleasant distraction from the road walking. I finally reached Gullane and called it quits. The walk statistics spoke for themselves. 11.4 miles in 7 hours. Not my best time by far. Part 2 of this sectin will have to wait for another day.
Happy plodding all.
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