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Don't sponsor me - sponsor them - The Norfolk Coastal Path...

There a couple of similarities between the Norfolk Coastal Path and the Coast 2 Coast...

They have the word coast in...

And my luck with the weather seemed to stay set to "Wet"...

The main similarity is that walking any reasonable distance day after day has a cumulative effect on your body, its in some ways harder to walk (with a days food water and gear) 2 half marathons on consecutive days than it is to run a marathon in a day.

Day 1 - Cromer to Weybourne

A blustery, wet day... An inspired route out of Cromer, but went into interesting woodlands and pretty much the only hills of the walk... A day for testing waterproofs and finding decent tea shops in Sheringham (to drip in and drink tea!)

Day 2 - Weybourne to Stiffkey

SHINGLE!!!!!

And Sausages... It's a long story... But Cley Next the Sea wins the best named, and accurate, bus stop name - Delicatessen.

Day 3 - Skiffkey to BurnhamOveryStaithe

Finishing with a long hard section on the sand, with the wind howling wasn't the ea…

Now that was a weekend:-D

Where to start...

Awareness raising?

Sleeping at the Science Museum?

Running in the heat with 25,000 of my friends?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....

I'll start with the pure joy, of seeing a whole bunch of kids, kids with heart conditions and their brothers or sisters and occasional best friend firing rockets, checking out what makes us us, trying to send action man into space, watching at IMAX movie... or my favourite bit sleeping at the museum, right next to the Apollo lander... I also ended up promising the kids that my snoring kept the ninga trained giant rats at bay... (Thank you Museum Usher Person!!!!)

Also for reasons best known to themselves, the kids decided I was super-adult... Resulting in my ritual humiliation in front of a room full of people as I was presented with my prizes - a Galileo thermometer and a science museum mug! Both of which will be on my desk in the morning:-D

To use the jargon, hopefully Friday night broke down the isolation that many kids with heart conditions face. O…