Offa's Dyke Path
Start 20/06/2009 Sedbury Cliffs
Finish 01/07/2009 Prestatyn
I'd walked the southern section of Offa's Dyke Path during the island limits challenge, and was keen to complete the trail. I could have picked up where I had left it back in 2004, but I had the time to walk the whole length, and there was no reason not to. With knowledge of the route, I rested at campsites for all but one night, a wild camp, the location of which has been lost in time. An opportunity to meet up with a mate I hadn't seen for years from our University days presented itself along the way at Llangollen, and after a couple of nights stopover, I continued for the final two days of the walk.
On the morning of the final day, I set off from the campsite at about the same time as a couple heading along the trail in the same direction. After a brief chat I continued northwards ahead of them. Within a couple of miles, I reached the plateau of Cefn Du, and spotted a gentleman, negotiating a stile about 50m ahead. As we crossed paths, I said hello and commented on a beautiful morning. The manner of his response was a little out of the ordinary and made me a little wary. It was sufficiently odd for me to glance back after a few more strides.
He had now come to a standstill in the middle of the field, enjoying the glorious weather and fine views, so much so, that as I reached the fence and stepped onto the stile, allowing an opportunity to properly scrutinise his behaviour, I could see that he had a hand down the front of his shorts and was clearly pleasuring himself. The views were good, but I didn't feel they were that good!
As I headed off, my thoughts turned to the couple I'd spoken to earlier. They wouldn't have been too far behind me at this point...
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