18 Nov 2012

Dear poor abandoned blog...

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Dear poor abandoned blog, I do still love and cherish you, it is just the last few days have been a little busy with some true adventures.

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Saturday morning (aka early afternoon when everyone finally could be bothered to get out of their PJs) we set out - a merry band of adventurers.  We laughed as we strolled, ate cheese and bread and drank hot black coffee.  Trees were climbed and stones were skimmed.  It felt like a magical adventure.

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Then, as the light began to fade, our previously joyful party fell into a concerned silence.  The dog whined as the mist descended.  Soon we were unable to see our feet on the rocks in front of us and the sickly light of the moon only stood to make the shadows more sinister.   The sound of unfamiliar, quiet chatter was just audible within the dark woods.  Our brave group of stoic twenty-somethings had become a rabble of lost toddlers; when the source of the chattering voices was identified, the relief that it was simply two lost girls and not the death call of lost souls was palpable. 

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Wrong turns were taken and blames were laid, our pleasant amble had become a dramatic march.
Eventually, in the distance, we saw the white glow of the car.  A beacon!  We cheered and ran the last half mile.  And, as we turned on the engines to bathe in the yellow warmth of fluorescent lighting, we sheepishly noted the time,  5:30pm.

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Thank gosh we prevented Joe from phoning mountain rescue.

9 comments:

  1. Oh great. It's always magical to day out with family. These photos are amazing and I am enchanted :)
    This dog is so lovely :)
    Aree
    http://areewithumbrella.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you :) it did feel pretty magical!

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  2. beautiful photos! looks like you guys had such a great time on your adventure :)

    andrea brionne
    @thedailyeverythings.blogspot.com

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    1. It was awesome, even more so in retrospect having escaped with our lives!

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  3. Gorgeous photos! If I end up on an adventure like that one day I'm not sure if I'd be able to make it on another one. Glad you all made it home safe. :)
    stephanie

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    1. Haha thank you! I know, in future we might be a little more practical about checking times/routes!!

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  4. What an AMAZING post! I almost got into a similar situation on my last hike.
    Scary, early darkness aside, this sounds like an amazing day!!

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    1. You feel so silly don't you! Esp when it is actually only tea time and no one has even considered you might be missing...! It was such a lovely day though, so nice to walk and chat with friends.

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  5. Hey, just letting you know I nominated you for the Liebster award! You can look at the details here: http://thecottagediaries.blogspot.co.nz/2012/11/i-won-liebster-award.html

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    Molly
    thecottagediaries.blogspot.co.nz

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