Skirting the edge
Many of the readers of this blog will know I am partial to jump in the car and go for a drive, well after the 18 months of so Ive had with loosing my parents and all that entails prior during and after I think its time I undertook a trip again.
I am taking some time out of work in June in order to travel. I am going to attempt to drive around the coast of the UK, circa 5000 miles.
I am not sticking rigidly to the closest road at all time, I will using the most appropriate roads (but defiantly avoiding all motorways). I don’t intend to stop at every seaside resort / beech on route as time doesn’t allow me to do this. I have planned a few rest days so that should allow me to decide to stop in one or two locations when the need arises.
The drive is about clearing the cobwebs of the last 18 months. I lost my father just over a year ago to Lung Cancer, and in January of this year my mother to Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s was devastating not only for my Mother but the rest of my family, that inability to plan one’s life due to constant care commitments, and inability to make relationships with others.
My mother became frustrated as she forgot who we were, she forgot who she was, how to walk, talk, eat and finally passing away after a protracted period of helplessness.
I have couple of dozen locations around the UK that I have planned to visit, and will provide updates during the drive to show where I am and how I am getting along.
Over the month this equates to 1250 a week, or about 180 miles a day. Which is not that hard to do on a motorway, but most coastal roads are twisty narrow B roads where getting anywhere will mean time behind the wheel.
Wish me luck and most of all give to the Alzheimer’s Society, I shall do my best to stay safe, report back about this fantastic country we call home and make better memories for myself, than those of the last 18 months.
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