After about five minutes walk today, my shoes started making a squishy squashy sound, and that went on for the rest of the day.Trude is bringing some proper boots in two weeks time, but until then I will have to make do with what I have.

The highlight of the day was when, after walking for several hours, I saw a small make-do tent belonging to a beekeeper. I hoped to be able to rest there, but as I drew nearer I was greeted by a guard dog and saw no people, so my heart sank. But then, a guy came out of the back entrance and kindly let me eat my food in shelter from the rain while the dog stood outside barking the whole time.

It was dark by the time I got to my intended end point of the day – Anbian. I booked in at a small guesthouse and showered the mud and sand off my shoes and hope they will be dry by tomorrow.

24 kilometres today.