Day 15 The Great Adventure

February 2, 2019

 

 

32.3km

 

Today, our first obstacle was a set of very small steps after a railway underpass which the ponies probably could have managed but it was a bit much to ask so early in the day without exploring other options so we asked some contractors if they knew a way around and they escorted us over a level crossing and we were on our way!

We got a little hitch hiker in The form of a dragonfly on Flicker’s ear who stayed with us for around 5km!

A lot of our day was made up of fairly nice riding and we even had level enough terrain for a couple of trots!

We had a tough, rocky slope up through a tiny railway bridge and Flix led the way, sailing through as if it were a breeze!

Then we reached a set of very steep and not particularly wide wooden steps and just gave the horses their heads to see what they thought. Well Flix lead the way and we positively flew up them! We had a lot of tricky and extremely steep and stony descents and ascents which the ponies negotiated amazingly!

We then reached a section of the West Highland Way which isn’t suitable for horses and was shut off with a kissing gate (because the rest of it has been so easy for the horses, right?!) so we waited for an hour or so and got eaten by many midges to be boxed to find a camp and set out again tomorrow!

 

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