We finally reached the Pacific Ocean on 6th May after just over six months of walking. We haven’t quite added up the distance yet, but reckon the coast to coast route was around 2,500 miles in total, we averaged somewhere between 20 and 25 miles on each walking day, and somehow managed to walk the whole way without missing a step.
Along the way, we’ve been supported by lots of very kind people – who have provided us with food, water or shelter along the way, offered words of encouragement from near or far, given us advice on walking, blisters and various aches and pains, written newspaper articles to help our fundraising, or given donations to our charity. So, now we’re finished, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank you all for helping us, and the charity, out; it made the long days seem all the more worthwhile.
Although we’ve finished walking we’re still very grateful for any donations to the charity to help us reach our fundraising target, you can donate here, and every donation will make a real difference and is very much appreciated!
OUR VERY SLOW PROGRESS ACROSS THE US…
A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION…
Our goal is to raise £15,000 ($24,000) for The Pamir Trust, which we set up to support remote communities in the Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan to deliver sustainable solutions to poverty.
This site is dedicated to tracking our progress and will be full of regular blog updates and photos so that everyone can keep track of our suffering!
We’re a couple from Lincolnshire in the UK, who currently live in London. We’re not all that exciting – Nick works as a Civil Servant, Lucy works for a charity.
We planned for the walk to be about 3,000 miles long, however, we took a slightly more direct route than we originally planned which shaved a good few hundred miles off that (our feet are grateful). We started on the East coast in October 2011 and finished in May 2012 in aid of our charity. You can find out more here.