Happy Monday, friends! I am high as a kite today about the response to the new project, #48walks. Lots of wonderful walks were shared over the weekend in the Facebook group and on Instagram! You can still jump in and walk with us this year in any way you like!
Joining and sharing and tagging is just a fun way to remind each other that no matter the weather, short or long, to somewhere or to nowhere, getting outside for a walk is an excellent way to spend some time. And to defy the fact that it is January!
It rained all weekend here in Scotland but since we all got waterproofs (rain pants/trousers) for Christmas, we packed up anyway and headed to a trail that Taido picked out for us. Of course only three of us wore our waterproofs, so three boys got soaking wet.
We set out in a light drizzle but the rain was much heavier for the last hour of our walk, so we arrived for a late lunch in Ballater looking like we’d fallen into the river. Everyone ordered soup. And hot tea, of course.
A few more details for if you want to head out on the Seven Bridges Walk yourself:
The winter winds have been so dreadful on our last few hikes to the tops of hills that I specifically requested and was granted a more level walk. The Seven Bridges Walk circles the small town of Ballater and, perhaps somewhat obviously, crosses seven bridges. The route meanders along, across and around the River Dee. The walk begins and ends in Ballater, so we parked in the center at the old train station.
Where are you walking to this year?