Sunday, April 19, 2009

Blogger Girls (and friends) Go Hiking!

So what I should do is just copy and paste Lynn's post because she basically said it all! Even our pictures are all almost exactly the same. Thanks to our new friend Jen for taking on the position of group photographer for most of the day. (We should have taken a pic of her holding 6 bloody cameras at every photo op!)

I gave myself a 6:15am wake-up call. You all know that I am NOT a morning person, but I was so excited I popped right out of bed when my alarm went off. I had packed the night before, so really I just had to wash my face, brush my teeth and get dressed. I ran downstairs to throw breakfast together and assembled my egg salad sandwich. I was out the door before 7am. (I know, it must be a full moon or something right?) Stopped for those two large coffees I showed you in yesterday's post and headed off to Lesley's place to meet up with the gals. Lynn and Heather were already there, and when Angie and her friends Brooke, Sarah and Jen arrived we were off! Lesley offered to drive me, Heather and Lynn, so I had a leisurely time in the car to just chat and sip that second coffee. :)


We arrived at the Cape Split Hiking Trail around 9:30 and didn't waste too much time getting started. 8km in, 8km out. Two more of Angie's friends met us at the parking area, Lena and another Angie. It was muddier than we had hoped at the start and we spent a lot of time dodging mud bogs and taking side-routes just off the trail, but that just added to the adventure. We'd heard that there was about a 1/2 km stretch that is straight uphill, and while we did find the area it was more of a gradual incline so really no problem at all. I was super impressed with my stamina. I really didn't ever get out of breath or sore at all. Near the end of the day, my hip joints started to ache...but that happens on level ground after a couple of hours so it had nothing to do with the hike. Apparently all of my hard work at the gym is paying off!!



When we reached the summit just after 11:30 we were all so in awe. We couldn't have had a more gorgeous day!! The point is a nice grassy area with a vista view of ocean as far as the eye can see. We enjoyed our tasty lunches and the sun on our faces and fooled around taking photos and just enjoying the scenery.


By about 12:30 we figured we'd better start heading back. A little more tired and wishing for the end after about 6 more km but it was a great time. Knowing we were getting to the cars for a change of footwear made us less concerned about mud! By 2:30 we were soaking up the sun by the cars and comparing stories of wet and dirty feet. :)

We stopped for a much needed and well deserved pub lunch and then for coffee before making the drive back to town. What a day! Girls, I'm so glad we did it! Fantastic time! :)











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2 comments:

Heather said...

Yeah, it was sooo fun! I'm the tardy blogger it seems, hopefully will have my recap up tomorrow!

Angie All The Way said...

SO FUN!!!!! I still have random blisters popping up on my toes days after, but I'd do it again in an instant!!! Wow we were so lucky for the beautiful weather!

We rock!