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Walking to Mordor -- Isengard to Minas Tirith - Helen's journal and online home
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Walking to Mordor -- Isengard to Minas Tirith


Miles travelled since last update: 20½ (3½ of the miles were yesterday)
Miles travelled so far: 247½ (1911½ from Bag End)
Miles still to go: 330½

Percentage complete: 43%

Point reached on journey: We are leaving the hills behind as the road continues through willows. We have almost reached the point where the Snowbourne meets the Entwash.




Where I really went...

Now I'm teaching even more hours than last year, I don't have so much time for dedicated exercise sessions so the 3½ miles yesterday were just walking up to collect Brith, taking him for a little walk and then walking back home again.

I have discovered that Zombies, run! doesn't like being paused for an hour during a mission while I have a cup of tea and a biscuit and help M & B finish their crossword. Which is only fair, to be honest, as it's not something you're likely to do were you really out running in zombie infested country. :) However, the map keeps the true distance and as I'm walking briskly while I am actually walking, I'm happy that I'm doing enough exercise, even if it's split into two chunks. I am hoping to get another walk in tomorrow as the forecast looks good. We've had some spectacular thunderstorms this week so I was lucky that it remained dry yesterday for Brith's walk.

This is Brith's house...

Brith's house

...and here is the view from Brith's house.

View from Brith's house

You can see how grey the sky is in places, but the sun does keep bursting through and that sort of light is great for photography.

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sartorias From: sartorias Date: October 11th, 2014 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, what gorgeous photos!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: October 11th, 2014 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. The weather has been distinctly changeable since October began. It seems the weather gods have found all the rain they mislaid during September, which resulted in many areas having the driest September since records began in the late 1800s. :)
sartorias From: sartorias Date: October 11th, 2014 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bet it's not nearly as dry as ours--though I know that drought is nasty anywhere.
puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: October 11th, 2014 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
How beautiful!

And yes, such lovely light between the storms - but when they arrive... Talk about torrential!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: October 11th, 2014 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thankfully I have managed to avoid getting caught in the worst of the downpours, but I have been using my umbrella as I walk to the college and back. On Monday morning I thought the river was going to flood the path. It was just coming over the bank, but thankfully it went back down again before I walked home again at lunchtime.
seaivy From: seaivy Date: October 11th, 2014 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
lovely country side
Wales seems to be a lovely land of green and legend.
hrj From: hrj Date: October 11th, 2014 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Every once in a while I think what it would be like to live in a place where the hills are that green. (Heck, I did live there for a couple months, back in 1981.) I love California, and I love having roses in January and strawberries for 9 months of the year. But it's a different world. And this time of year, when the seasonal decorations designed for a different climate are talking about autumn, we get the second-summer with a hot wind that blows the changing leaves down the street. And you get a prickle at the back of your spine that makes you look up to the dry, golden hills and sniff the air for hints of smoke.
coth From: coth Date: October 11th, 2014 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful! Thank you for posting.
nutmeg3 From: nutmeg3 Date: October 11th, 2014 11:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a gorgeous view! I can't even imagine being able to look out the window at something so gorgeous.
queenoftheskies From: queenoftheskies Date: October 12th, 2014 02:27 am (UTC) (Link)
How beautiful! I love all the green! And those clouds are amazing!
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: October 12th, 2014 03:33 am (UTC) (Link)
What a wonderful view in that last photo! It is indeed great light.
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: October 13th, 2014 03:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Her house is just lovely and so is her view, wow!
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