Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Hiking Pen y Fan

Rather soon Petros, Marcus and Agata will each be faced with their own personal mountain challenges.

It was time for a plan

We decided under the guidance of our master navigator Agata that a days hiking in Wales to Pen y Fan might provide for both exhilaration and some preparation.

We are also delighted to report that we managed to lure our wonderful athletic and capable friend Sandra all the way from Vaud Switzerland for this event too

Most of the track was paved

 Unlike our sheep in England these Welsh specimens seems to have been dyed white.   I wish to take some photos back home and tell our local sheep to clean themselves up a little.

Much of the grassier sections were rather wet and boggy.  Nevertheless Sandra with her wet trainers still managed a smile.

 We are nearly at the summit.   It is not Swiss mountain peak high, but for the UK this is high

 Sandra on the top

 We stopped for lunch here

 A boarded up building.   We wonder as to its history.  It would make a great conversion, though just a tad out of the way!

More great views

Back to the car and we noticed that people and civilisation bring food and then bugs.

We made a good 4 hours plus hike of about 20Km and 32,000 steps to Pen Y Fan.   Marcus, Agata Petros and Sandra had a wonderful time.   We are better prepared for the more extreme challenges to come in the near future.  

Rick A: Dance

A great day. Perhaps the only thing missing was a little dancing. 

To be continued.