As Bobby made his way through the archway at the entrance to the Ashram, he paused and turned to read the inscription written on it. It read;
Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached
Words that were particularly significant considering the task Bobby had ahead of him.
This was a difficult day as it was the first full one.
A cool breeze was welcome and this would become something we would come to love with this early morning section of the walk. Walked out of the city avoiding traffic with the early start and started north along NH7 (National Highway). Highways are good as they are wide but the downside is that they do not follow the shortest route and amenities such as shops are spaced quite far apart along the
We passed a massive wind farm with turbines as far as the eye could see on both sides. The pain on Bobby’s face was evident on day one and at the end of the day blisters had already formed on his feet.
He was determined though and although his target was 30km, he managed 33km by the end of the day so he was happy.