On 14 May 2016, a small party from Deepings enjoyed the hospitality of the Hemingford Abbot group, hosts of this years’ Area Conference. Tish Page was the local member that treated us all to a taste of her thrilling adventure along the route of the ‘Silk Trail’ – her 8-week truck trekk started in Istanbul in Western Turkey across many, many countries too daunting to spell here to the farthest corner of the continent. Had she and her partner continued to the end (a further three weeks) they would have travelled deep into China.
Writing this now, I have only just thought to ask the question… what made you return home leaving those remaining [few] miles? I can’t do justice to the exciting tales that Tish shared with us, needless to say, it was an adventure of the highest order – I am quite envious of what she did and saw. I came home buzzing with inspiration, spilling it all out to my husband.
Ray and I have plans (currently on hold) to walk parts of the Pilgrimmage routes in Northern Spain to Santiago de Compostella. Listening to Tish, filled me anew with that desire to quit modern-day life and be a backpacker once more.
Thank you Tish.