Back home, and back to the blog. Some thanks, first of all:
– to Róisín for doing such a brilliant job at keeping you informed here and on Facebook;
– to Geoff for his sterling support work, accompanying us for the beginning and end of the trip on his mobility scooter, replenishing our stocks of leaflets and turning up across the route just when we needed him most;
– to Michael and Emma, who lent us the camera, took us to the starting point, edited the videos, extended wonderful hospitality to us at their home on the second night and filmed the interviews and much of the other footage;
– to Janie for planning, navigating, filming and being the perfect companion, funny, inspiring, encouraging and ever-patient, with all the things I hadn’t got, including a woolly hat, boiled sweets and a sense of direction;
– to everyone else who helped and supported us, especially Jane, Neville, our Green Party colleagues and the wonderful Fermanagh & South Tyrone cafés, pubs and hotel where we ate, drank and slept along the way;
and most of all to Martin, without whom I couldn’t have embarked on any of this, whether we’re talking about the election, the cycle trip or any of the other Green stuff I do.
Four videos are now available to watch on the Fermanagh & South Tyrone Greens Facebook page, covering the whole expedition from instigation to arrival in the drizzly Diamond. They don’t quite capture the full experience of the sleet and freezing hail, but do a great job at showing the gentler bits…