Saturday, April 17, 2010

Ten Mile Hike

So in a moment of madness, I seem to have signed myself up to take part in the PhotoPLOD 40 mile overnight walk in June. That's forty miles. Yes, really. Anyhow, I'm in a team put together by Matin's work, and today was our initial training session. We met up with some others from the team for a ten mile walk over the South Downs, which is where the actual walk will take place.

We were walking most of the day (excluding a stop halfway round for a pub lunch in Fulking), through some of England's loveliest countryside. The sun was bright, the sky was blue (hard to believe that volcanic ash is supposedly filling the air up there). It was a lovely day. We've also come to the decision that we need to get some decent hiking shoes.

I'm full of the joys of spring again from all the pretty wildflowers we saw on the way round, from primroses to hedgerow blossoms, violets, even the first early bluebells just starting to bud!

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