Nothing in this story is complete without an understanding of our amazing family.

These pictures speak volumes of the joy we share. Here are David and me. David, my ever patient and caring roadside support.

Here are the grandchildren, wonderful, caring and adorable. I will miss them every day I am on the trail.

Below is the whole of my immediate family, including David’s son, Stefan, my two sons, Bryan and Patrick, with their amazing wives. Featured left of center is my Mother, our matriarch. She will be 87 in September and is, as always, a caring, giving and formidable force .