Leaving the Midgewater Marshes Behind Posted by Sylvia 2535 days ago

Previously: 163.6 miles
Goal: 397 miles

Day 171: 1 mile
Day 172: 1.2 miles
Day 173: 1.6 miles
Day 174: 0.8 miles
Day 175: 0
Day 178: 1 mile
Day 179-184: 0
Day 185: 3 miles
Day 186-187: 0

Total distance: 172.2 miles
Average distance per day: 0.92 miles

At mile 170, Bilbo Baggins and his friends reached the southeast tip of the Midgewater Marshes and camped before following the road uphill. It was Day 16 of their journey.

I now have a much better understanding of how relieved he must have been to leave the Midgewater Marshes behind him. I’m certainly looking forward to new and interesting locations for my virtual march. It’s still 225 miles to Rivendell; I’m not even halfway through my journey. But I am finally starting to feel like I’m making progress. Just a few miles more and Weathertop will come into view!

I’m also going to be visiting Swansea (in Wales) next week so I’ll have new scenery to explore in real life as well.

Today’s image is from How to be a Retronaut showing illustrations by M. Belomlinskij in the 1976 edition of the Hobbit published in the USSR.

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