Brethren today Past Substitute Provincial Grand Master, Honorary Depute Provincial Grand Master Brother Alexander K. Watson Past Master Lodge Kenmuir No.570 completed his 10miles for 1000 mile walk. Brother Alex completed the walk in 3 stages and must be commended for completingthis feat at the fine old age of 88yrs. Heres a little insight into his journey.
Here I am outside my house before stating my walk this morning and below I am in the park just about to complete it after covering 3.5km or two and a bit miles.
Day 2s walk was along the Forth & Clyde Canal starting at the Leisuredrome on Hilton Rd past Cadder Wharf and Cadder Church, Torrance Rd and then the Stables Restaurant. There we rested and had a FaceTime call to our son and daughter in Australia. We did have a refreshment there and unfortunately it was only water ‘as the horse had bolted from the stable‘. Then it was the long walk back to the Leisuredrome. Altogether 8 km not bad for an 88yr old? Carolyn assures me her fit bit showed we walked 4km yesterday however I will stick to the 3.7 km which my phone recorded. Nore Lodge have advised me that they will sponsor Richard & me for £50 each and that individual members may also add now that I am able to pass on the Just giving link. Final episode to come on Thursday as tomorrow is a day of rest.
The start and finish of todays walk which is the last leg of the !0 Miles
The walk started and finished at Bishopbriggs Leisuredrome and went along the Forth & Clyde canal past the entry to the old Mavis Valley Pit on one side and Bishopbriggs Golf Course on the other then Possil Loch and Possil Marsh with the High Rise Flats of Milton on the other bank to the Old Stables at Lambhill, now a Community Centre. Unfortunately the Cafe was closed but Barry had brought a Bounty Bar for each of us and we enjoyed a seat outside while we ate and drank our water.
We the set off on the way back stopping to read the story of the Mavis Valley Pit Disaster. Sadly we hadn’t gone very far when the heavens opened up and we got soaked. Barry as a BB Officer once again proved that it is not just Boy Scouts who come prepared as he produced two Brollies. One good thing about the rain was the tow path was less congested as there were fewer cyclists and other walkers forcing us into the edge. Total distance today was 5.5 Km so that should tote up to 10 miles and a little to spare Thanks to all the sponsors, to Barry and Carolyn who have accompanied me and encouraged me to get to the finishing line.
Congratulation and a MASSIVE WELL DONE to Bro. Alex from all at Provincial Grand Lodge Of Glasgow.
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