Friday, after someone ditched the lab early, we decided to go hiking. I’m making a list of the hills/mountains/valleys that we’ve climbed/hiked/walked through. Trying to do as much as possible, before we get too busy with other things. So, a Friday afternoon off means a trip to the nearest mountain - Dublin Mountain.
We ended up going to Glenasmole instead. Got lost a bit, before we found the place.
The start of our ramble:
I love these little yellow men, guiding us through the trails. We met other walkers along the way. A girl told us that there’s a really beautiful place up ahead, if we press on a bit. What I really like about this place is that people are really friendly and open. We met Tom, who overlooks the whole land and he showed us the path to take and the way back. Very tech savvy as well, as he told us to get the Map my Walk app for our next walk. Not only that, he also proudly showed a picture of the most amazing rainbow over this lake
We finally moved on…
Past fields of retired horses
And amazing trees
Which reminded me of Totoro :)
Sebastian tagged along.
We ended up walking + climbing 18km. It didn’t feel that far though. Maybe it’s due to the fact that I stopped every few steps, marveling at the expanse of nature unfolding before my eyes. Everything’s beautiful, mashaAllah.
Starving from our trip, we stopped by Tamara for a dinner of steamed seabass with ginger, mushrooms & chili and a huge serving of king prawn salad. I was nearly falling asleep on the table, when the waitress came with two amazing sundaes “It’s on the house!” Well, well.. that made my day, alhamdulillah. (Aimee was just reminiscing about McD’s sundae prior to getting dinner…)
We reached home nearing midnight, spent. I can’t wait for the next outing! We’re thinking Wicklow Mountain next…