Regular followers of our blog will know that ‘adventuring’ has been temporarily on hold since August 2012 so we could spend some time with my parents, both of whom had been diagnosed with Cancer. Sadly on the 3rd February my mum passed away after a long battle with Peritoneal Cancer.
Despite being a natural worrier my mum was always incredibly supportive of our expedition plans. Initially anxious, she embraced our journey and followed our waypoints meticulously, marking them on a map to chart our progress. She rarely viewed photographs of Bee-bee on cliff edges without a sigh and a shake of her head but always with pride that Emma and I were following our dream. She kept all our magazine and newspaper cuttings and proudly showed them to anyone who came to visit.
She was a fabulous mother and I can’t thank her enough for her immeasurable love and selflessness. She was always there when I needed her and I will miss her forever.