September 28

Walking The Beat

Posted by lori . 7 Comments


Still no DVD for the Mixed Devotions class.  I probably should check with the teacher to make sure I am on the list to get one.  In the meantime, let me tell you about something very fun and interesting that one of my blogging friends is involved with…Walking The Beat.

Steve, Marc & Stuart with a group of gorgeous hounds

The founder of Walking The Beat is Marc Norman.  Marc is a police officer in the UK  and the son of my friend, Sue, who writes one of my favorite  blogs Suzy’s Sanctuary.  Walking The Beat is a coast-to-coast walk to raise money for Greyhound Gap.  Each year, the walk is different.  This year, Marc, Steve and Stuart are walking the Southern Upland Way.

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The Southern Upland Way is Britain’s first official coast-to-coast footpath, opened in 1984.  It crosses 212 miles of wild and relatively remote stretches of Southern Scotland and offers a tremendous variety of scenery.

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The route begins in Portpatrick on the west coast and concludes on the east coast at Cockburnspath.

The challenge began on September 21 and concludes October 1.  You can follow along on Sue’s blog where she posts daily updates.

Marc, Steve and Stuart chose Greyhound Gap as the beneficiary of their fundraising because each of them has had special hounds in their lifes.  Greyhound Gap is a small independent charity set up to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome greyhounds and lurchers who find themselves in a “put to sleep” situation in UK pounds.  Sue has certainly done her part in helping a variety of sighthounds, many who have injuries and require some extra love and care.

Reading Sue’s posts with Marc’s updates is fascinating.  What an adventure! and a wonderful cause.  If you have an extra “fiver” or two, you can help the team by making a contribution here.  For US residents, the current exchange rate is approximately £1 = $1.60.  The donation site allows you to pay through PayPal where you can see the exchange rate for the day you are contributing.  As of this post, the lads have 62% of their goal of £2,750.00.

Daily Inspiration

Thank you, Marc, Steve & Stuart for helping UK hounds.  Love, Casper

You’ll meet more angels on a winding path than on a straight one.

Terri Guillemets

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7 Responses to " Walking The Beat"

  • Sue says:

    Great post. The more we can spread the news the better.

  • Sue Taylor says:

    Oh Lori how kind of you to post about the walk and thank you so much for your very generous donation, it is very much appreciated. Spoke with Marc last night after they completed 26 plus miles and he said all 3 of them were in good spirits despite the injuries and very sore blistered feet.

    To answer 2 of your questions, walking this time of year in Scotland is considered late because the day light hours are so much shorter than during the summer and the weather can and has been wild. On the news they’ve been showing what they call the worst weather for decades that has hit northern England and southern Scotland.

    and I shall be doing a piece about how and why each hound past and present came to us soon, maybe I’ll start working on it after my surgery on 1st November (right hand/wrist is in for major repair work this time) just have to practice using the mouse left handed LOL. I’m planning on makig Eric an album of all the hounds for Christmas so will be doing a piece for each of the hounds as an introductions, so that will tie in nicely LOL.

    By the way Casper is stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lots of love Sue and the Taylor back plus little Belle xxxxx

    PS Could I copy your first picture showing the route it’s brilliant and much better than anything I found.

  • Kat says:

    Hi Lori,
    Thanks for being a part of Blogtoberfest, hosted by Cathy aka {tinniegirl} last year. Thought you might be interested to know that we’re running it again in 2012. You can find all the info at:
    And we’re kicking off this Monday! Would love to see you there.
    Kat xxx

  • houndstooth says:

    What a fantastic post and idea! If we had something like that around here, I would sign up in a heartbeat!

  • Kat says:

    Neat post…and very soulful gaze from Casper! Gotta run..being attacked by wild orange boy-kitty! 😀

  • Hurray for Suzy and her boys!! They are doing a great job.

    Love and licks, Winnie

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