Hello everyone! How are you?
Today started with a very nice treat, which was that Jonathan, a member of our temple, came up from Southampton to say hello. We met up by Salisbury cathedral and had breakfast. It was really good to see a familiar face and catch up. Thank you for coming up to say hi, and for the breakfast Jonathan!
After that I headed towards Andover, going first towards Old Serum and then heading towards the Wallops. The road took me along the perimeter of the Porton Down site that is home of the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) that has been in the news so much, connected with the Novichok poisonings.
From a distance it would appear you’re looking at just more fields:
But get closer (as always, when you’re walking you get to see so much more detail) and you’ll see signs like this one all along the fence:
I stopped at a biker café for a drink and to shelter from the sun, before continuing on to Middle Wallop. Thank you very much to the George Inn for letting me camp in their garden for the night!
I haven’t covered as much distance as I would have liked today. I guess I’ll just have to make up for it tomorrow…