Had a decent casserole for dinner. The girl from reception is apparently an acting waitress too; I hope she gets paid for her work (she even offered to wash some of our clothes). Most people at this hostel are really easy going and interactive. We met a girl named Xena and played pictionary with a mental health nurse from Northampton.
My knee is exceedingly swollen. It’s been getting steadily worse since Settle, and now it feels rusty as if something inside is grinding with every flex.
The four of us had a chat about the pace we should go at as a group. This resulted in the inevitable schism, which is sad since James and Euan are good company; however, necessary since Robert and I go at a more intense pace. We didn’t leave the hostel today, but rather enjoyed its large living rooms and the chance to rest up. It feels more like we’re making progress south now, the hostel visitors have fewer northern accents.