Having struggled all week I have finally managed to upload a couple of pictures. I’m not sure of the quality so bear with!
Hubs, Benji dog and I spent the week in Keswick,Cumbria and what a fantastic week. We walked to Castlerigg stone Circle. This stone circle is thought to be 4000 years old. Imagine that. It feels as if some ancient people were in this place before time began. The circle is 100 feet in diameter and is composed of 38 megalithic stones. The scenery is excellent and perhaps this is why such a monument was built in such a place. It certainly makes you feel “in touch” with yourself.
Talking about “in touch with yourself” why is it that whenever I have a picture taken of myself my hair is always a mess? Maybe it’s always a picture at the end of a hike, and usually windy? Also my eyes are all screwed up. Probably because of the sun and lack of sun glasses. And I always look tired- cause I’ve just walked up hills and over fields! Ahh well! Happy days!
Today was the day that I wrecked my feet! It was downhill all the way, but first we had to go up hill!
We decided to go up on the Ahorn gondola from Mayrhofen to the top of the Ahorn Mountain. The Ahorn Gondola is the largest in Austria and travels up the side of the mountain at approximately 36 kilometres per hour. The whole of the area is geared up for skiing but during the summer it is a walkers wonderland.
The next problem was which way to walk? Well I do confess it was my suggestion to walk back down. Who in their right mind would walk down a mountain when you can get a lift? Not only that but we walked 4265 feet DOWN HILL!!
The weather was a relentless 33 degrees. The Hubs was very patient. The feet were a nightmare. The scenery was stupendous. The packed lunch welcome. The water essential.
I did survive and complete the walk/hike/marathon. My poor toes were a different story. I did wear hiking boots but canvas ones. Big mistake. It’s never the wrong walk only the wrong footwear!
Give feet freedom I say!
We are off in Damnvan1 again tomorrow! A road trip taking in The Lakes, Cumbria and The Yorkshire Dales. I’ve packed all the essentials, especially the knitting, novels that I’ve been saving to read and clean pants!
We should have gone today but woke this morning and didn’t feel like going so we didn’t! This is a psychological breakthrough as not conforming to the 9 till 5 treadmill and doing what we want is a hard lesson to learn after a lifetime of working restrictions. Yippee! Freedom!
We are now more sorted, I’ve hoovered the lounge and packed the stuff we need, so away we go. I am looking forward to trawling the charity shops, exploring the craft venues, walking the hills and sampling the food emporiums. I am especially seeking beautiful and cheap china cups, gorgeous textiles for those projects that never quite happen and local wool from local sheep! I will report back as I get Internet access which can be sparodic, so see you soon! 💃