Sorry they’re a bit blurry – I was shooting through a waterproof case that steamed up half way through.
Early(ish) Morning Start
At 8:00 the alarm sounded to tell me to leave my semi-hangover in bed and get up to meet Rob down at the Plaza in our village, Santolaya de Cabranes. I was a little pissed off that I had any hangover at all, as I’d been pretty sensible the night before and only drunk 5 glasses of wine (or is that a lot?!)
On the way to the start of the route we stopped at a bar in Infiesto for a speedy cafe con leche (milky coffee) and final look at the maps, which really are hard to get your head around – all contours and no detail!
In the end, instead of doing the whole horse-shoe we climbed up to a beautiful spot, where too ridges meet in a steep sided pass.
View Hell’s Ridge in a larger map
In the end it all took a lot longer than expected and I arrived back home an hour after curfew – which kind of pissed my partner off.
Next week, I need to get off half-an-hour earlier and not stop off for a coffee on the way.
Things I Learnt