Long Days

We walked into Richmond and were greeted by this sign. Four days to go and still close to 80 miles of walking. Luckily the last two days were short (this is new, thinking a 12.5 mile walk is short) and mostly flat. Richmond is an old castle town and we arrived with enough of the day left to see some sights.


And we had sun yesterday, the first day since our first day of walking with no rain at all. But this morning is gray and wet again and we have 24 miles to do so we’re up early, eating yet again, and getting ready to set out. Still, we’re having a grand time.



About Grace Mattern

Grace Mattern is a poet, writer, mother, grandmother, partner, friend, family member, gardener, triathlete, hiker and for 30 years was the Executive Director of the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. She resigned her position at the Coalition on June 15, 2011 in order to concentrate on her writing, while continuing to engage in the movement to end violence against women as a consultant and advisor. Her chapbook Fever of Unknown Origin was published in 2001 and her full-length poetry book The Truth About Death was published in 2012.
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