One of the most significant things which happened is that I received a new running watch, for my birthday three weeks back! I guess I should really call it my hiking watch, though,
I've stayed pretty close to home for most of the hikes, heading to such places as Warbler Woods and Kains Woods right here in London. The week before last, though, I got a message from my friend, Heather, asking me if I was interested in hiking a section of the Avon Trail with her. I hiked the Avon end-to-end last summer and Heather is currently trying to do the same thing. She has a website called Exploration Project and in it she talks about her many hiking adventures in far-flung places. She also does amazing photography, samples of which have been published, so you should check it out! I was quite happy to say yes to her request so we met last weekend at a section of the trail, left my car there, and then drove back to the beginning of the 12K section we wanted to hike and set off!
|Heather, farther up the icy hill than me|
and going nowhere fast!
|On easier terrain!|
This past Monday, I made my way to the local MEC store. As I may have mentioned occasionally here in the past, I suddenly have this desire to do some thru-hiking. I have absolutely no idea why I suddenly feel the need to do this but, a couple of years ago, I also had no idea why I was suddenly taking up hiking, either. People change!
|New backpack and tent!|
So there you have it, all up-to-date. Spring is here and one of my fervent wishes is that I'll also be running some trails in the near future! Cheers!