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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 9th December, 2022)

Lisette Lucas


Lisette Lucas
Lisette Lucas from Mountain View Arizona, she is walking from Lands End to John O Groats. Treating her blisters in Haigh Woodland Park, Wigan.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Poet on 9th December 2022 at 07:15

A wonderful thing to do . Hope she makes it .
Odd things blisters . I once walked the coast to coast without any problems yet managed to get badly blistered on a shortish hike up the Lancaster canal ( probably the easiest and flattest way north ).

Comment by: irene roberts on 9th December 2022 at 08:49

I remember Dr. Barbara Moore doing that walk when I was still at Primary School.....I'd completely forgotten about that! Good Luck to you, Lisette.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 9th December 2022 at 09:21

That one's on my bucket list. Good Luck Lisette :)

Comment by: Syd Smith on 9th December 2022 at 09:29

You've done it again Mick, what an interesting photo, I've looked up this lady online and can see she is writing a diary on Facebook, her latest entry is when she was walking through Staffordshire.

Comment by: Veronica on 9th December 2022 at 09:45

A mere ‘stretch of the legs’ for the young lady coming from America!
I remember being asked how was Tony Blair after he broke his arm. I was on Rhode Island at the time. The American ‘cousins’ think we know each other intimately being such a ‘small’ island that we live on.
A memory jogger there Irene, Dr Barbara Moore was never out of the news.

Comment by: Roy on 9th December 2022 at 10:40

1960 Irene, i watched her walk through the centre of Standish on her way to Lands End, she did the walk from John o' Groats in 23 days.
Well done Lisette, all the best.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 9th December 2022 at 11:09

I think all the people who do this walk do it in summer and with a back up team.
This amazing lady is doing it in mid winter, I think she said it was because her boyfriend had died.
If she is not lucky enough to beg a bed or a shed for the night she sleeps in her tent that she is carrying on her back.
I asked her were did she sleep last night in Wigan, and she said she met someone feeding some horse and they offered her a couch to sleep on.
I said what part of Wigan was that and she said Ince.
Yes her Facebook journey is only up to Staffordshire at the moment, maybe in the next couple of weeks she will be up in Wigan.
https://www.facebook.com/lisette.lucas.10

Comment by: Pw on 9th December 2022 at 13:09

Hope she manages it,and good luck to her.

Comment by: Veronica on 9th December 2022 at 14:28

I just hope she stays safe. It doesn’t sound as if it’s well planned what she is doing.

Comment by: Edna on 9th December 2022 at 21:15

I was thinking that Veronica, a woman on her own, in a tent.I hope she stays safe.Good luck to her.

Comment by: James Hanson on 9th December 2022 at 22:35

She must be lost, because this time last week she was in Kendal.

Comment by: John (Westhoughton) on 9th December 2022 at 23:35

All the leaves are brown and albet the skys are grey

Comment by: John (Westhoughton) on 9th December 2022 at 23:39

Lisette is some lady I’m full of admiration what a girl

Comment by: John (Westhoughton) on 9th December 2022 at 23:45

Well it’s good night from me guys as I’ve had a wonderful night out with 3 great lads from Wigan

Comment by: Veronica on 10th December 2022 at 08:29

Good for you John… you are very brave going out in the bitter cold weather… I’m not even going ‘ up street’ this morning.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 10th December 2022 at 21:35

Well tonight, Lisette blog is saying she made it to Ince

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