The other part of my preparation has been to try and learn some Spanish and to this end I have started a short course. I have also found an App to download onto my phone, which may help. Mind you there are some phrases they suggest under the heading of flirting that I will not be using!!
Next week I start stage two of my training and will set off to walk to Kleve. I shall walk about 20 kilometres each day and return by train on Friday. I hope the weather is kind, but am happy for it to rain, so that I can test out my poncho and other rain gear. I shall also attempt to Blog via iPad as part of the exercise as well as take pictures with the borrowed camera.
If this part of my preparation goes well and I enjoy it, always the deciding factor, I may well consider similar walk-abouts in March.