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Monday 21st December | Posted by On Foot Staff
All of the On Foot team love helping you plan your On Foot adventures and that’s partly because you are are all such a joy to work with. Thank you for being such intrepid, curious, indulgent, energetic and enthusiastic walkers and we very much look forward to helping you plan your future holidays – whenever they may be. We were delighted to receive this wonderful email from two regular On Footers and we loved it so much, we wanted to share it with you all. Enjoy!
“Margaret & I didn’t want the year to pass without wishing you and the OFH team a happy Christmas and a much better New Year!
We’ve missed our regular dose of OFH holidays.
Specifically we’ve missed:
- The look of bewilderment on the faces of ground staff when we check in at Manchester with LH or KL and the second leg is to some obscure regional airport that rarely comes up on their screens.
- The arrival at those regional airports where the luggage comes off the plane faster than you do, and you’re allowed to walk to the terminal
- The idiosyncratic (but v welcoming) OFH hotels …’I think I’ve now got the hang of the shower…’
- The local restaurant where each dish contains at least one word you don’t know / isn’t in the dictionary…’well, it’s unlikely to be giblets’
- The lengthy wine list all based on vineyards within 30km – ‘OK, this is a bit of a guess..’
- The splendid walking notes, but it’s always a bit of a struggle to get out of the village
- The local transfer where Madame drops you off at a crossroads in the middle of nowhere
- The childish excitement of exploring the picnic bag
- The misplaced confidence of ‘I think the big black cloud will pass to the north of us’
- The joy of walking for hours and seeing no-one except a distant farmer / shepherd
- The cold beer at the wayside café late afternoon
- The privilege of going to places off the beaten track and discovering any number of little surprises – plants, wildlife, views, curious cats, dogs which know they’re supposed to be on guard but basically just want a bit of fuss
- And so much more…
So our best wishes also to all your partners and providers in foreign parts.”