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Mount Snowdon, Wales

We took the Miner’s Track which isn’t that long in terms of distance and the beginning part of the trail is relatively flat. But the severe weather conditions made it really tough and we did not get rewarded with beautiful scenery at the top of the summit – only hard core wind and hail. It was an experience anyways and I’m might even consider doing the 3 Peak challenge.

***Photo by journeyexplorer

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Hiking@ Seven Sisters, Sussex

It’s been nearly a year since my last hiking trip at the Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan, China where I completed the upward hike in just under 8 hours. It was the hardest hiking trip I’ve been to and not what I expected at all. But it was such an awesome experience. Anyway, this post is not about that trip. Today, our group organised a hiking trip of around 12 miles at the Seven Sisters in Sussex UK, which I was hesitant to join at first but wanted to experience more hiking so decided to get u at 6am on a Saturday morning to join.

From London Victoria we took a train to Eastbourne where we started our hike. Chit chatting and picnic whilst hiking with the perfect weather throughout the day made it just the best way to spend a spring Saturday with a group of great people, around 25 of us. The scenery was nice and now I can truly appreciate those English novels I read so much where families own aces of land and how they farm and nurture their land for their use. Also scenes from Pride and the Prejudice seems more real and vivid where romance between Elizabeth and Mr Darcy (Oh my, Mr Darcy!) develops. Where thou my Mr Darcy?!?!

I’m also learning to enjoy hiking because it gives you such a great sense of achievement because at each peak or turn you are rewarding with a breath taking view that is magnificent before your eyes. It makes you forget how tired or sore your feet are and you just appreciate the wonders of nature which is awesome. I’m so proud of myself today to have completed the 12 mile hike and looking forward to my next hike…not sure where it in the world it might be next time.

***Photo by journeyexplorer