We definitely need to purchase gaiters! Unexpected amounts of snow meant that our feet were wet and uncomfortable. Gaiters may have prevented the snow from getting inside our boots. Either that or the waterproof membrane on our boots has a small tear - this was expertly explained to us by someone who works in Cotswold, Cardiff.
Working in the Netherlands meant it was difficult to find any peak to walk this week. Instead we had a wonderful time visiting schools, working with educators and exploring the canals of Amsterdam.
The Netherlands has an extremely flat landscape.
Amsterdam has a multi-story facility just for bikes.
We can now speak and write a few words of Dutch - Tot Morgen, Dank je wel, Goedemorgen, Ja, Nay...
New Learning: There seem to be more classifications for hills! These qualify as Nuttalls and Hewitts.
If you change your mind about which hill to walk, remember to also change the map in your rucksack!
Other hill-walkers seem to like our snowmen friends - they become a talking point and appear in many selfies...
Still to discover...
Why is Twmpa known as 'Lord Hereford's Knob'? An internet search did not give any real answers.
"It is thought to be the inspiration for "Ffynnon Garw", the fictional mountain (or hill) featured in the book, and later, film, The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain by Christopher Monger." (Direct quote from Wikipedia.)
We are gradually becoming 'gear freaks'. This week was the first outing for Lynne's new high-wicking top (Description: actively wicks moisture away from the skin, keeping you dry and comfortable).
Stamina increases quickly - we were surprised that we scrambled up to the top at a good speed without feeling needing to rest.
We are Lynne and Andrew from Single Steps Learning. Our love of learning and exploring has inspired us to take up 'hill-walking'. We hope to progress from novice to expert! This is our journey.