It is unusual to make strong friends later in life, but Mick and Gayle are an exception for me. We talked without a single break for over three hours, but importantly we both talked and we both listened having a genuine interest in each others topics and anecdotes and that is the measure of good conversation and friendship.
My memory of our first meeting on day fifteen of my Land's End to John 'o Groats walk is still vivid but for you readers here is the relevant extract from my journal:
Wednesday 30th april 2008
|The offending stile.|
Mick and Gayle were perhaps a hundred yards behind, but I hadn't seen them at this stage
Well, that was six years ago and we have had many pleasurable exchanges since, and long may they continue.