My first day got off to a rough start because my walk organizer (Mr. Guppy...yes, Guppy!!) hadn't delivered the maps and route notes to my hotel yet. I emailed him and called and left a message to no avail. Finally the receptionist of the hotel managed to get hold of him and he couldn't believe he hadn't delivered my instructions. Well believe it!! What he ended up doing was calling another hotel where another family was preparing to do the same walk, get someone to make colour photocopies and deliver them to me. Not a fortuitous beginning and I got off to a late start but from there the day just got better and better.
Here I am in my hiking gear, ready to roll!
Immediately through the gate lovely vistas were on view...
That's enough for one post - I'll do the other half of day one tomorrow:) You likely need a breather!!