I have just come out of hospital after surgery for a burst appendix that showed its first symptoms on Fri evening. I was operated on on Tues eve, and was told that if I had waited till Wed I might have been in septic shock needing intensive.
This all happened two weeks before I was due to set off on a proving trip to Southern Ireland.
It brought home to me how vulnerable we are to illness or accident on long distance trips, especially singlehanded.
Does anyone else stay awake at night worrying about what might happen?