Monday, 25 February 2013

Journey Up The Mountain

Sometimes you wake up and you crave the great outdoors and making the most of the natural beauty in the area.  

It was time to tackle a mountain with the boys, we had yet to take on the ambitious challenge, as I was convinced they would want to go too close to the edge…

But we packed a picnic and we all set off on our trip.  The track was very hard going, lots of the stone steps where loose or missing but hubby had the boys distracted with honing their tracking skills and gradually we made our way to the top!

Youngest was complaining that his legs hurt and he couldn’t go on but somehow we reached the summit!  I am so impressed as usually he finds it hard walking anywhere for long and begs for a carry (seriously my poor hips cannot take anymore!), so hopefully he can build up his stamina if we make it a regular event.

While we had our picnic we spotted a few sheep perilously sunning themselves on the rocky cliffs – we had to reinforce the fact that these sheep where professional (and sure-footed) to keep eldest and youngest from venturing closer to the edge!

The boys loved the walk; they found some old ruins and some caves, which was quite exciting.

As the walk lasted two hours it was decided ice cream and doughnuts were in order, so all those calories I burnt sadly got put straight back on…


  1. Aw you look so cute in your mountaineering gear, sounds like a great day and dont feel bad about the donuts and ice cream ^^

  2. Fantastic pics, looks like a lovely route. X