On Sunday, we decided to take full advantage of the glorious bank holiday weekend weather we were having and set off on a nine mile round walk from home in Writtle, to The Viper near Ingatestone and back again, with a couple of friends.
This is the furthest I have ever walked. I was a little worried how I would cope.
There was plenty to look at along the way and I stopped endless times to take photos. You see so much more on foot than what you would driving there in the car. Including a couple of herds of deer.
I needn't have worried really. It wasn't as bad as I'd thought, although it seemed a lot further than I thought it would be.
The blisters kicked in half way and on the stretch home my legs began to ache. it was about twenty minutes to the end that I really started to flag. But in the grand scheme of things I was really impressed at how well I had lasted out.
It was a challenge, one that I enjoyed. I'd definitely look to do another walk like it again.
~ Gem x