6 June 2022. I am on a trip to the UK from home in NZ, three years after my last visit. Life has been busy, so another long distance trail appealed. The plan for the next three weeks is to walk the Pennine Way. A London tube strike didn’t help on start the journey to Edale from Wimbledon, but a midday train from St Pancras via Sheffield got me to Edale at 1500. My journey was nothing in comparison to Stefan’s (from TA trail 2020). He is joining me for the first three days and flew over from the Netherlands via Manchester amidst the airport travel chaos (due to staff shortages). He arrived 1730 and we camped at Newfold Farm (£15 each). Dinner at the Old Nags Head. No mobile signal around Edale, but WiFi is available at the campsite. Early start tomorrow with 25 km to Crowden.