Friday, December 12, 2008

Climbing Muckish

David had a whole week of holiday from teaching at the end of October, so we made the most of it and went mountain climbing on Muckish! We took the "Miner's Path" and found it to be a wonderfully challenging adventure. It was a beautiful clear day too, so that made it even better! 
My fearless and handsome guide, who also carried the pack the whole way. What a man!

There is some fascinating history on this mountain. I guess back during World War II, this area was mined for the quartz sand, which they used to make binocular lenses.
See the sand! It is pure white and seems so out of place on the mountain.

Finally we reached the summit! Ahhhh....Look at that view!
So then we hunkered down in the rocks, away from the wind and cooked ourselves up some grub! Why is it that food tastes SO good when you first climb a mountain and then cook it over an open fire before eating it? Yum!

From the top of Muckish, we could see Errigal which is where David and I first climbed together on my first trip over to Ireland, one year and 4 months ago! Such beautiful memories!


Karen said...

How fun Mel! You'll have to take me there the next time that I come to visit you! ;)

Kate said...

I am so enjoying hearing your tales of your new adventures! :)

Charisma said...

Mel all that you have put on here looks so much fun.
Love ya,
Charisma Faith

Josiah and Abi Wissmann said...

Oh Melanie! All the scenery around you looks so beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us! Blessings to you, and have a wonderful Christmas!!