I've had my eye on this route for a while, and finally, after a spell of bad weather and unfortunate circumstances that prevented me from doing so, I finally completed the route on the first weekend in August. And very enjoyable it was too.
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."