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Going solo

Christine's passion for adventure began when she met a woman who had done the Inca trail.

But a severe bout of salmonella in India had left Mike with a weakened stomach, and he wasn’t keen on 'roughing it'.

"So I went on my own," says Christine, pictured here in Ethiopia.

"It turned out there was only one other man going on the trip, but I went ahead. I didn't mention it to Mike until I got back. It's not a problem, if you can't trust each other after 41 years what's the point?"

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