There are many online resources that explain grief, attempting to define it, categorise it or split it into stages. But nothing, absolutely nothing can prepare you for the force with which grief can hit you.
If it is difficult for us, it can be equally unbearable for our friends or family who feel helpless, guilty and desperate to ease our pain. The British nature is to adopt a stiff upper lip, to keep calm and carry on, but in times of grief that advice is best set aside. If you know...
Apologies for the lack of communication - we've had some internet issues on the road and getting messages back home has been sporadic.
The challenge got off to a very wet start. Delayed by 24 hours due to heavy thunderstorms, we set off on Saturday. Stari Grad was still gripped by Thunderstorms but thankfully services had resumed and we were able to set off.
We cycled through torrential rain showers in Split in the morning and reached Primosten around 4.30pm local time.
One step closer to the start, having driven 1500 miles in 48 hours! Just leaving Split on the ferry to Stari Grad. Feeling overwhelmed by the number of donations to date. It's very inspiring. Thank you all so much for your generosity