Monday, May 22, 2017

The Big Walk

For years I have wanted to do the Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk and finally this year we did it - "we" as in the whole family.  It was SO much fun!  The weather was lovely, the view of the sea as we walked along the promenade was perfection, there was a large, but well-controlled crowd and great fun was had by all... well except for Danny who slept through pretty much the entire event!

We parked at Sun Coast Casino and then walked to the Park and Ride bus stop, where we hopped on a bus to ride to the start.  Issy has been obsessed with buses ever since our trip to Europe last year, so she was delighted to get an opportunity to "go on a bus" and it was Danny's first ever bus trip, so that got the day off to a good start.  

The walk started at uShaka Marine World, where we spent some time listening to the ECR jocks and mingling with the crowd.  

We'd signed up for the 10km walk and set off promptly at 9:00.  Surprisingly, the 10km was the biggest event of the day.  There were about 30 000 participants in total and, if I'm not mistaken, about 2/3 of the entrants walked the 10km.  It was pretty congested to begin with, but soon thinned out.

The sea really put on a show for us.

There was a really nice vibe, with ECR jocks along the way and plenty of refreshment tables.

Such a fun event, we definitely plan to walk again next year.

1 comment:

Louise Corrans said...

It's such a lovely event, I did it two years ago.

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