The more we walk, the more we understand the need for waterproof and windproof gear. This was the first time with this jacket, new ankle gaiters and new boots. Yes, it was an expensive month - but these should last for years. My old boots didn't pass the waterproof test. Submerging them in water showed how badly they were letting water in through the membrane. Six hours of walking with wet socks is just not pleasant. So, new boots were required. They are sturdier and will protect my feet more. My feet were measured professionally for length and width. They definitely feel different to my last boots and it may take a while to get used to them. I seemed to be able to trip over a single blade of grass this weekend.
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.