A slightly different adventure that didn't require climbing any peaks. An injury occurred after our Munro adventure. You can survive the mountains...but not a heavy-duty, iron school gate when it whacks into the back of your heel. Wearing walking boots has been impossible - apparently this type of injury takes a couple of months to heal, hence BEAKS not PEAKS.
If you like the sound of this, we'd highly recommend 'Voyages of Discovery' to be your guides.
...unless you count the walking block in GO Outdoors, Cardiff!
We are leaving for Scotland tomorrow and we know that we will be hill-walking with friends on our rare 'days off'. In fact, we will be experiencing our first Corbett and Munro Mountains. Excitement - apart from the ongoing issue of Lynne's walking boots. The Meindl's are not going to work. Scrambling to the top of a Munro will require boots that you feel safe in and that fit your feet comfortably. So, a trip to Go Outdoors in the hope that they will have something. A shout out for the staff member that spent two hours on Saturday and an hour on Monday assisting Lynne. The perfect boot was identified - Salomon Authentic LTR GTX.
Trust your instinct. As soon as I put my feet into these particular Salomon boots, I knew they were the right ones.
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...
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.