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Can't Waste Such A Lovely Day!


By nariz


Yesterday was a beautiful day – sunny, not a cloud in the sky – but crisp and frosty. Couldn’t waste that, could we? So, after clearing out and re-setting the log fire and making coffee and a tortilla for a picnic, off we went for a walk up one of the local mountains that we refer to as ‘Purple Top’ as it’s covered with heather – obviously not in bloom at the moment.

We started the walk with chilly snow-capped mountains in sight, but we knew we wouldn’t be getting near snow as our walk would only take us 1,250 m asl.

Despite the warm sunshine we found many little pockets of frost where the sun hadn’t yet reached.

As usual, it was a hard slog for most of the way – only the occasional flat section of track, but the views made it worthwhile. Brrrrr! Look at that frosty meadow!

Even though we’d done this walk before, we somehow managed to take the wrong track – the one that only leads up to a radio mast! So we had to back-track and find the right track!

Nearly there:

Finally we stood on its summit – looking around at the 360 degree view:

North, West, South, East:

From this vantage point we could see the summit of the climb we did several weeks ago – Picu Jano – that’s the green lump in the centre of the picture:

Apart from the heather, there weren’t many other plants up there, but we did see this tiny succulent plant – a miniature version of a kind of Sempervivum? To put it in perspective, the flat stone next to it is only 1" square.

After the very welcoming hot coffee and tortilla we rested our acheing backs and waved the planes on their way – “Safe journey!”

Then – as is always the way – after 2.1/2 hours to get up, only 1 hour to get down! Light the fire, have a shower, open the wine ……. Aaaaaaaah!

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wonderful views!! such a nice place to relax and take in a sunny day :)))))

26 Jan, 2012


Lovely blog Nariz and some astoundingly beautiful scenery. Lovely to have that on your 'doorstep' :))

26 Jan, 2012


Stunning scenery, Nariz.
Lovely photos :o)

26 Jan, 2012


Stunning scenery,Nariz..I love those are certainly 'living the life' there :o)

26 Jan, 2012


After looking at that I feel quite exhilerated, I know I couldn`t have made it but it was lovely sharing such views with you, thank you.

26 Jan, 2012


Gorgeous views Nariz, thankyou for sharing walk with us..

26 Jan, 2012


Lovely walking country,where i live in leicestershire it's very flat

26 Jan, 2012


Sounds like a wonderful day Nariz and lovely photos thank you for sharing your lovely day:)

26 Jan, 2012


WOOOO!!! Breathtaking,Thankyou for taking us up there, hope you enjoyed your glass of wine you deserved it after that long walk:)

26 Jan, 2012


Thanks for your comments, guys. As I've always stated - I do feel so incredibly privileged to live in such a fantastic place and yes, Cmsue, we enjoyed the wine! ;o)

27 Jan, 2012


Great pictures Nariz, that little succulent looks like a Sedum. Thanks for posting and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your local wild flowers :)

28 Jan, 2012


Thanks Rbtkew - you can bet I'll be hunting around with my camera when Spring arrives! :o)

29 Jan, 2012

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