This afternoon we walked up a small local hill, Dumyat. We even cheated and parked, effectively, halfway up the hill, meaning that it only took 45 minutes to get to the top. We also had to leave Rory at home, as he ran into something in the dark a couple of weeks ago and is still limping a bit.
Short though the walk was, it was absolutely glorious – the weather was so clear we could see right to the Forth bridges and Arthur’s Seat. It’s definitely whet my appetite for walking! We could have spent the afternoon tidying the house, but true to those New Year Good Intentions we opted to make the most of the (rare) sunshine and get outside! And I’m so glad we did.
And here’s me looking windswept at the top (yes, the hat is Cairn, and I’m wearing Warriston underneath my funky new jacket):
At the top we met a couple of people with their dogs, and got chatting to them. Turns out they were hill runners, a sport which I’m planning on trying! They recommended the local hill running club, so I might try one of their training sessions.
All in all, a great afternoon.