when i was on my 3rd c2c the other week i stopped at lordstones cafe to shelter from the weather .
as i was having a bite to eat , a pleasant old chap came and chatted to me about walking and my journey .
he was a keen walker himself and spent most summers walking in spain .
he was 78 years old and looked very fit for his age and loved walking.
he told me over the last year or so he'd become i'll and lost over 2 stone in weight , after tests at hospital he was diagnosed with diabetes .
he was quite pleased that it was diabetes and not the dreaded big "C" .
so now he can get on with the rest of his life and carry on walking .
lovely bloke ...