As soon as I started, I had to go down the stairs when entering NCR(National Cycle Route)#5.
That’s because I couldn’t find the slope.
Just after then, gusty wind blew away my PEACE RUN flag!!
It was blown away on the canal.
I ran after it but the stream was much faster than I had thought.
Soon a narrow boat came up and I asked a gentleman on the boat to pick it up.
Unfortunately the flag was gone into the stream as the boat passing by.
Lesson: Everything that happens before you has its own meaning.
I learned that the flag had gone because it played its role.
I hope someone picks it up and he/she will access PEACE RUN website and send it to me.
Most of the time I ran along the canal, where I saw many many narrow boats. They are the ones who live on the water.
Narrow boats are what is called a moving house, something like caravan or RV.
They move as fast as we walk fast. Actually they are slower than I who pushes a buggy.
Sometimes they enjoy fishing, enjoying tea or coffee at cafe nearby, and they walks their dogs along the path.
How slow and mellow time goes by…
*Total Distance from Big Ben, London:326.4km
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