Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

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Eowyn Challenge -- Isengard to Minas Tirith with Merry and the Rohirrim

Miles travelled today: 4½
Miles travelled so far: 84 (1748 from Bag End)
Miles still to go: 494

Percentage complete: 14%

Point reached on journey: We left the camp just after dawn, crossed a stream and climbed a hill. After riding for some distance along the hillcrest, we have turned and begun to descend.

Where I really went...

It was evening not dawn. Well, late afternoon. I set off about 3 pm and got back home at 4.30. It still seemed fairly light as I was walking back to the house, but once I got inside and looked back out through the window, it seemed pretty much dark.

Anyway, about the walk... I'll post another photo (my shot for Week 1 of the 52 of 2012 group) which explains more about where I went, but the photo below was taken walking up to the Gwernan Lake.

I must have some sort of scene analyser running automatically in my head because I was wandering along, not thinking about anything in particular when I realised that my feet has stopped moving and I was looking at this view.

Cader Road

It was completely unconscious and nothing else had triggered the "must take camera out of rucksack and take a photo" until I reached this point. I think it was the outline of the tree silhouetted against the sky and the way the shape of the branch echoes the mountain, but I just found the composition appealing.

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