I am so glad I joined a hiking group of friends! I was still sceptical when I first joined the 'Hiking Honeys', as we're called, because I wasn't sure how consistent these hikes would be, nor if I would enjoy them. I knew they'd be every Sunday, but since right before I went on my very first hike, the experience was postponed....twice, you can understand why I had my doubts about this.
However, for the second Sunday in a row, we went on a fantastic hike of a total of 12 miles / 14 km!
As per usual, I woke up pretty early, had a shower, got dressed and prepared my backpack with lots of water and snacks to eat throughout the day. I packed vegan cheese sandwiches, cereal bars, three bottles of water, dried mango slices and some cashew nuts. I knew I was going to burn lots of calories, so I needed to pack snacks that would fuel me up properly for a challenging hike. That being said, not-so-healthy foods were totally allowed!
I left the house at 7 am and drove to Sandra's house, where she kindly offered me a flask as a gift - drinking hot cups of tea and coffee while on a hike is the best feeling ever - and she also made me a cup of tea for the way, as a gift for joining this amazing hiking group.
We got in Sandra's car at around 7:45, and we headed towards Northumberland. I was beyond excited!