the bulls before they gave chase
The mad bulls
with 7 miles to go the light faded and they took the decision to follow the road instead of across country adding a further 2 miles making 34 walked. B & B rang them to ask if they were okay and said the pub had kept the chef there and they pre ordered their meals so when they finally got to the pub at 9.45pm a lovely meal awaited them. B & B people were lovely and not only gave them a good breakfast but a lovely packed lunch and wouldn't take payment for the lunch as they love greyhounds!
Day 2 3rd September 2013 20 miles.
Have just spoken with Marc's and here's his report on todays walking
Looking back to where we began the day , some 12 miles & 2300ft lower down !!
Today began at 0912, finishing @ 1742 - a 20-mile route became 22 due to diversions beyond our control.....
Fantastic walking along ridge of the black mountains & beautiful views back to Pandy & onto Hays Bluff @ 2300ft which we eventually reached having ascended mostly gradually but sometimes quite steeply for 11 miles.
Parts of the ridge resembled the moon!
The cooling breeze became a torrent of wind above 2000ft @ the sun could be felt burning as it was whipped into your face.
The ridge was also home to wild horses & ponies that were very placid.
The final 4 miles descended into Hay on Wye and we arrived at our Organic B&B only 12 minutes behind our original plan.
Upon taking off walking boots steam was clearly visible!! But made more bearable by the delicious pot of team and scones that we waiting for us in our rooms!
Officially 52 miles completed
( + 4 )
View to Black mountains
If you use face book check out the video's on their page and get an idea of how windy it was today and how the landscape resembled the moon apparently https://www.facebook.com/pages/Walkingthebeat/198976570113858?ref=hl
Tomorrow 28 miles await!
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PS Have to tell you this as you know Gangley has been struggling all summer but the last few weeks has not only stopped going downhill but has regained some ground and tonight when I walked her she ran 25 yards true and straight! I am convinced this is all down to Lori's treatment she made for Gangley. Yesterday Gangley was running and playing in the garden, I held my breath convinced at any moment she would fall over but she didn''t and I have to confess to tears very very happy tears. LORI ROSE I THANK YOU