Well today was a lot easier than yesterday, thank the heavens!
We started off riding round an estate which was great until someone told us that there was no way through to the road as it was an electric gate which couldn’t be triggered by horses. So that was a fun waste of 6km!
We crossed the main road and followed a track along a ridge which took us a fair way but we had to cross a field of heather and, although we checked the ground, Flicker was hesitant to go forward because of yesterday’s nightmare bog! Phoenix led the way across a little stream and on through the field which we did on foot, just in case!
We reached the end of the track and a lovely lady sent us on through a neighbouring field which led back to another track and she called said neighbour who came out while we were riding to take pictures and break the news that she’s called the next estate and they said that there was no way through and the track was blocked!
We called the back up team (having waited for an hour for them to come back into signal as we’re camped in the middle of nowhere) and got bounced down past the hairpin bends on the main road and back onto some tracks further down!
The next leg was pretty pleasant as we ended up on the beach where Phoenix led the way again over all kinds of terrain and rivers as Flicker was nervous on the sand to begin with (because of the give). We also saw a walrus, loads of seals, an albatross and a load of other weird birds!
Our ponies were absolute saints which is a bit of a running theme and they were solid as anything on some more tricky terrain!
Thank you so much to everyone for their support yesterday, we’re feeling back on track today despite getting a good soaking!
Huge thank you to Sutherland Swimming Pool who let us all in for our first hot showers in a few days! They were absolute godsends and even had a steam room and sauna!
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