I have been away from home for 40 days. That's one quarter of my time on this trip. On the one hand, it's frightening to know that I'm so far through it already. On the other, looking back, I have seen and done so much in that relatively short time.
I'm getting excited about the places that are coming up soon. Eastern Europe, Russia, Finland.
Yesterday and today I saw another friend and former colleague. Kate, who I worked with for several years in Scotland, came and stayed a night in Lincolnshire between being in Devon and Manchester. She was travelling with her daughter, Mia, and I was pleased to catch up over a drink in town and breakfast this morning.
Here's a photo of them with my dad, looking at fish in the garden.