I’m getting backlogged now because I’ve done so many great treks recently. I’ve obviously taken more pictures than I can handle, which is pretty standard for me. Wednesday, I went on a fabulous hike along the Skyline Walkway again, this time in a different direction.
After a mile or so, the narrow path turned into farmland and rolling hills. There were signs advising people to keep their distance from any cattle encountered while hiking. The cows I came across seemed pretty content to go on with their grazing, but I guess everyone has an off day once in a while when they decide to just charge a person.
I decided to climb Johnston Hill to see what the view was like at the top.
AND WHAT A VIEW!
I decided it was a great idea to sit on top of the summit marker for a photo.
When I got down, though, I almost lost my balance and was nearly certain I ripped my pants (I didn’t). Maybe not the best idea after all, but at least the picture looks decent. Note to self: fully weigh practicality of future epic photo ops before carrying out said photo ops. Moving on!
I was drawn to this incredibly green path next.
I was planning on turning back when my path met a dirt road, BUT THEN I SAW THE SHIRE.
Clearly, I had to keep going. Unfortunately, the only resident of this corner of Middle Earth was a sleepy cow. He definitely picked a prime piece of bovine real estate right here.
But I do kind of look like a hobbit compared to this giant downed tree.
I’ll leave you with my favorite photo from the day. Tomorrow, I’ll be writing about my hike to the sea, so stay tuned.