Walk to Rivendell

Row to Rivendell–Week 6

Again, no nightly row this week, owing to odd sleeping times for the resident hobbits–and one cannot row with some of them awake. Miss M, in particular, wants to sit on your lap as you’re rowing. Ever tried rowing with a 2 year old on your lap? It’s pretty impossible.

Still, we did manage 5.7 miles for an overall mileage of 27.2.

According to our fictional atlas, we have reached and passed Frogmorton and The Floating Log Inn and are continuing on the Great East Road through the Shire.

Walk to Rivendell

Row to Rivendell Week 5

A plane would be faster!

ROW to Rivendell? "I've never been so wrong, in all my life."
ROW to Rivendell?
“I’ve never been so wrong, in all my life.”

Hee hee. Just kidding. Couldn’t resist.

It was a very slow row this week thanks to the utterly wonky sleeping habits of some of the resident hobbits, but I did manage to squeeze in three miles. 3 miles brings us up to 21.5 overall miles.

Still on the Great East Road.

Yep, a plane would be much faster.

Now off to prepare for some dear friends’ visit this weekend! Huzzah!

Walk to Rivendell

Leisurely row to Rivendell…

John_William_Waterhouse_The_Lady_of_Shalott

Catching up a bit… and not sure where the Lady of Shalott figures into all this, except that I thought this post needed a picture… and she has a boat… and seems to be traveling at my pace this week….

Last Friday I mentioned another mile was added to our roster but I was mobile blogging and so hadn’t figured out exactly where that put us on our fictional map–except .75 miles from the door of the Green Dragon Inn, Bywater.

Weeks 2&3: This week we add 3.17 miles to that .75 to come up with 3.92 miles since our last real check-in. Total miles traveled: 8.67

Roughly, according to the atlas, that means we’ve reached the Great East Road and are approaching the Three-Farthing Stone, the significance of which escapes me at the moment. So much for my boasted Tolkien geekery.

Walk to Rivendell

There…and back again.

Today being April 26th, according to the Middle Earth Atlas it’s time for An Unexpected Party.

hobbitparty“You hear that, lads? He says we’ll blunt the knives!”

In honor of today’s event, I wanted to dust off the old thread wherein I kept track of our walking miles by following the Fellowship’s Quest to Rivendell. But I’ve started the Walk to Rivendell challenge twice and never get past the Midgewater Marshes before something happens to derail me. Good thing it wasn’t up to me, then, or else the Ring would have been captured and all would be lost. 😉 So I’m doing something new now. Haus Meister and I have been working on the rowing machine lately and I’ve figured out a rough conversion of strokes into miles. My amount is the sum of what we accomplish together as we try to get the hang of rowing before he finishes building the rowboat (actually, he has the hang of it. I don’t.) SO, this time around we are ROWING to Rivendell, and this time I’m keeping track using the Hobbit Challenge.

To the Lonely Mountain and Back Again!

Unfortunately I’ve only been able to record what we’ve done so far this week, and not the prior, so we haven’t gone far. 😉

Week 1: 4.75 miles. We are .25 miles from The Green Dragon in Bywater, where Bilbo Baggins catches up with the Dwarves (they left Bag End without him) and his adventure begins.

I’ll be back next Friday with our current progress.