It’s been a while since our last update and this has been due to some technical problems with our website which hopefully has now been sorted thanks to Richard Belle who is now looking after our website. This has meant we have not been able to access the website so unable to keep people posted on where we have been.
Since our last post we have walked around West Wales and into South Wales. The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path has to be one of the most scenic coastlines in the UK and some fantastic walking where we were able to take loads of pictures. Photography is a huge part of all we do at Veterans In Action and veterans are encourage to use the cameras we carry with us.
The photography is part of a project we set up a few years ago called Veterans In Focus and it was to encourage veterans to pick up a camera and instead of walking with head down to use the camera to look at where they were walking to better enjoy the experience. The photos are always something a veteran can look at later when perhaps they are not feeling so good and remember how they felt when they took the picture.
For anyone who has visited our centre they will now that it is covered in these photos. West Wales and the Pembrokeshire coastline gave us a lot of opportunities to take great pictures as the scenery was so good.
We were joined by Keith Batten who walked into Swansea with the TEAM then invited us onto his boat moored at Swansea Marina for a short time which was very welcome.
During this period the TEAM also had fundraising days in Tenby and Swansea and on Day 92 just as the TEAM were due to set off we received a phone call by a veteran who was in distress so the walking was cancelled for the day so that we could help the veteran in need. It was decided that we would stay in this area for another day just to make sure the veteran was ok which set us back by a few days of walking.
Added to some of the injuries the TEAM now have we have moved forward to Weston Super Mare and will try to make the missed mileage up but the general feeling with the TEAM is that we will not stress ourselves out over this and have decided that helping a veteran in need is much more important than a few missed miles.