Tuesday 21st July
Sunshine. It certainly does lift the spirits. Today feels quite summery, and just the sort of weather to take an afternoon walk/stroll/meander/hike, call it what you wish.
Today my new walking sandals arrive through the mail. This is the footwear that will help me climb a mountain. Hhhmmm, I jolly well hope so.
In eighteen days, myself, my husband and sister plan to climb Mount Snowdon in Wales. (None of us are wonderfully fit, or seasoned walkers, so it will be a challenge. Hence the daily walks as some sort of preparation).
We are doing this in memory of our son, and joining the annual testicular cancer trek. Survivors and family members take part, and walk the Llanberis Path to the summit. A 7km winding route, with a height gain of 945m, to reach the summit which is 1085m above sea level.
How long will it take us? Estimates have been given as anything between three and a half to five and half hours each way. Whatever the actual time, we know it’s not a race; to make the ascent and stand on the summit will be an amazing moment for all of us.
We will each take you with us in our hearts.
Fly high my beloved Angel.