Spinc Mountain in snow and darkness…Yin & Yang… what an extraordinary day today. Thanks to Mary Mokdad for the great company. We went up the hill this afternoon with torches, knowing we’d be coming down late. I’m always saying that each trip on a mountain is a different journey, no matter how many times you tread the track. Today we encountered pleasant people, rain, a blizzard, an inch of snow – and deer that came so close to us, we thought we’d have to give them a tickle under the chin….. Walking in darkness with our feet crunching through an inch of snow on the boardwalk as the brightness all around us hung to every last slither of light until the last possible moment, when we surrendered to the woods, the descent, and the darkness. A magical hike… thanks again to Mary and ‘my mountain’.
….. thanks also to Eastern Bay Swim Club – who helped me warm up for my snowy hike, with a little icy action earlier in the day…..and a bracing dip in the sea off Malahide.
Fergal, here’s the steamy video as promised 😉
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