Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New Rucksack

I've been using a new rucksack for my last two walks. It's much more comfortable than my old knapsack and sits much higher on my back, thus preventing the lower back twinges which I was noticing.

Next I need to buy some proper hiking boots; my current boots are merely safety boots...for use on a building site I suppose. They are fine when I'm walking on the level or uphill, but when I'm going downhill, the tops of my toes rub on the metal toecaps. Maybe I'll just have to devise walks that don't have any downhill sections...seriously though, I'm hoping that my Disability Living Allowance tribunal will be successful and I'll be able to afford some proper hiking boots.