Monday, 25 January 2010
MORE......ALONG THE BEACONS WAY
Just a few more photographs taken on my April 2007 solo backpacking trip along the Beacons Way.
The first picture is one of my wild pitches-
The next shot was taken when I came off route near Crickhowell in search of a pub for lunch and the final shot follows on from my last posting and is looking down on Llanthony Priory where I camped for the night.
The Priory is in a splendid setting and has some very interesting ruins.
This trip was one of those routes that for me was better for walking it alone. I can remember really enjoying the fact that I was walking solo with the freedom to stop whenever I wanted and even come off route on a few occasions to find a pub without having a discussion about it first.
Some times walking is like a form of meditation-time passes without me even being aware of it and it almost feels that I am totally at one with my surroundings and the further landscape.It is almost like floating along. I have experienced feelings like this on a number of backpacking trips-usually after the first couple of days and always when solo never when I have a companion.