From T shirts to thermals in 24 hours

After a rainy morning, we headed out for a walk round Little Mell Fell and Great Mell Fell. It would be a 6 mile walk and the weather looked to be okay. Just the wind would pick up. When I say that the wind would pick up, what I didn’t realise was the bitter, icy, freezing cold (cut you in half) wind would pick up. A couple of miles in and the boys’ canvas walking boots were letting in water. Coupled with the fact that the wind had picked up and the temperature had dropped we decided to shelter by a bank, have lunch and head back. A great deal of sock exchanging went on with the boys. I also gave them some hot chocolate, though in my haste I poured tea on to the powder, rather than hot water. My oldest would recommend the combination and having seen the upbeat behaviour as we hiked home, so would I. It is amazing what dry socks and hot chocolatea (as it is now called) can do. Even the hailstorm, which pelted down a mile and a half from home, did not crush our spirits. We left the others to climb the hill and do death defying slides down the other side and, although we would have quite liked to have joined in, sitting in the living room in front of the roaring fire was pretty nice too. By the evening the snow was beginning to lie

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~ by envisioningutopia on April 6, 2012.

One Response to “From T shirts to thermals in 24 hours”

  1. It certainly is one crazy country we live in. đŸ™‚

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