Day 29

 

Miles: 7.5

Total Mileage: 420.7

Manchester!

Today we walked through the city of Manchester, our primary goal to meet up with the DIY SOS crew. Walking with the Wounded has purchased an entire street, what looks to be over 40 row homes, and is in the process of renovating them for homeless vets. 

This is the sort of project that the money we're raising goes towards. Once this little 'veterans village' is complete, it will house six permanent members of the charity's staff that will work towards various aspects of rehabilitation for those veterans who need help.

Seeing the pure passion that these builders are putting into the site was amazing. It was a moving experience, one I will not forget for many years to come.

The rest of the day was as most others when walking through a busy city; too many people, crowds, and noises, for me to enjoy myself. It is a sort of in vivo experience, which I believe is helping me 'get better'. 

 

(We also raced 'dragon boats' this morning, but that pales in comparison to the rest of the day) 

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