Hot. It was so hot today. I do not think I have ever experienced such heat for such a long period of time.
The day started early, with Ann Adams picking me up at 6:00. It took 45 minutes to drive to where I left off yesterday.
Walking in the early morning was quite pleasant. I walked down into the Schoharie Valley. The views were simply spectacular. There was little traffic, a lovely morning. Here if a photo I took in Central Bridge:
But, as the morning wore on, it got hotter and hotter. I was very happy when my friend Cathy Callan caught up with me. Cathy was my morning driver. It was a pleasure to sit in her air conditioned car.
Walking in such heat, in the sun, made me appreciate every tiny bit of shade, every whiff of a breeze.
At about 11:30, it was clear it was too hot for me to keep going, so, we went to a diner for water and food. There, my friend Lucy joined us and we planned our next moves. Cathy called Elliot Adams and asked if I could nap at his house.
Elliot Adams is a most amazing person – fasting in solidarity with the men imprisoned in Guantanamo. I know his fasting has educated a lot of people about the horrors of Guantanamo. I admire his dedication.
I had a wonderful nap at the Adams’ and was happy to see Ann Adams again. She is so supportive of my walk, she is going to pick me at 5:00 AM tomorrow!
The Journey for Justice made the Wall Street Journal:
But, better yet, the appeal made FireDogLake:
After my nap, Lucy drove me back to where I stopped. She came and checked on me every half hour. She brings the best stuff – she has a fan attached to a bottle that squirts water. She filled the bottle with water and then froze it. She would spritz me with this ice cold water in the face – heaven!
I arrived in Cobleskill around 8:00 PM. I am back on schedule! Tomorrow its on to Worcester!
Sorry so few photos today – I can’t get my iPod to connect to the network here consistently.