Helen (heleninwales) wrote,
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Eowyn Challenge -- progress

Next destination: Rauros Falls

Miles travelled today: 4½
Miles travelled so far: 195½ (1115½ from Bag End)
Miles still to go: 195½
Percentage complete: 50%

Yes, I'm exactly half way between Lothlorien and Rauros Falls!

Point reached on journey: We're still paddling along the river, which at this point swings south amid high hills.




Where I really went...

Rather than paddling a boat along the foot of the hills, we climbed and climbed and climbed. Though the walk (when measured on the map) was only 4½ miles, that was two and a quarter miles of steady ascent, followed of course by two and a quarter miles of descent. :)

I had actually settled in for a day attacking the in-tray, but after making some good progress in the morning, G tempted me out for a walk in the afternoon.

Today we went somewhere entirely new. Rather than walking near home, we drove to an area of forest that lies beyond Corris. We've passed the sign to the car park a thousand times on the way to and from Aberystywth, but we've never turned off to explore. Well, we discovered a huge forest and lots of trails. It's not exactly exciting. One forest starts to look very much like another after a while, but there was a good view from higher up and, looking at the map, it would be possible to walk right over the top from Corris to Abergynolwyn. With a bit of pre-planning, this should be doable, so perhaps an expedition for the future?

Anyway, here are a few photos...

Forest near Corris

After plodding up the forest track, the trees finally came to an end, giving a fine view of the mountains.



Gorse bush

The gorse is still blooming.

Forest track near Corris

G consults the map to find out exactly where we are.

Heather

The blurring is caused by the plants blowing in the wind!
Tags: eowyn challenge, exercise, walking, walking to mordor
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