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Come, walk with me…. — 11 Comments

  1. My children are old enough to do a proper walk! We go proper walking in the summer holidays in the Alpes.

  2. I did a “proper” walk down Samaria Gorge in Crete last year – and it was fabulous. I did have the effect of making me realise how unhealthy I am though!

  3. We’ve done some proper walks in England, but rarely here at home. Wonder why we don’t make time and space to do that except when we’re traveling abroad?

  4. Katie,
    The best part of a proper walk for me would be the wine on the terrace, preferably with warm sunshine on the back of my neck.

  5. Ulrike, we walked in the alps a few summers ago, too. Ir was beautiful but we had a hard time with the way the paths were marked…In other words we got lost!
    Scott, yeah, they can do that – especially the next day!
    Lydia, you gave the answer, it’s hard to make the time unless you treat it like a holiday – or, like in Andorra, commit to a group and a day.
    Mike, exactly!

  6. I love “proper” walks. We have a guide for hikes in our area, it’s a fun way to discover where we are living.
    Your story reminds me of a time when the aerobics class I was doing decided to go jogging in the woods one day. I figured no problem, these were all 60-70 year old ladies. Well, they left me in their dust trail!

  7. What gorgeous pictures! I was once on a long, steep hike at Yosemite National Park and saw an elderly lady with a huge walking stick. We all wondered how she would manage the steep grade and she wound up making it to the top ahead of all of us. 🙂

  8. I’m all for that restorative wine!
    We spent about 10 days in Zermat sometime ago. There were lots of trails all well marked with distance and times. Ha, ha the distance was ok but we never came close to finishing with in the posted time…double it and that was about what it took us!

  9. Katie,
    what a fasinicating post! The path didn’t look like an easy one at all! But the scene…(and the feast!) made it all worthwhile!

  10. proper walks scare me. i fine with going there, but i’m always concerned with coming back. that just seems much too hard.

  11. Meredith, Sher, I was constantly being upstaged (at least in the early days) by people in their 70’s and 80’s. Gives one hope but, as they told me, you have to keep at it!
    Tanna, it’s about the journey – as long as you make it back in time for drinks before dinner….
    Gattina, yeah, that bit was hard. One dog couln’t make it, the other two leaped like goats..
    Anna, in Andorra I walked to the highest point – not bad, but I was terrified coming back down. I swore I would only do it again if a helicopter picked me up at the top!