Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

 

After many days of excessive eating (whine - there are so many delicious things to eeeeaaat!), Daddy Gingerbread, the husband and I decided to take a walk in The Nature. We went up to the remains of a great big hill fort called the Rock of Dunamase, with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside:






The walls are more than two metres thick in many places and, standing in the bitter wind atop a high hill on the first day of January, we shuddered at the thought of the hardship people endured when the fortress was inhabited.

 

Having had a brisk walk up the hill, we headed home for a cup of hot tea and a slice of toast.

6 comments:

barazile, livpåIrland said...

Happy New year to you and to all the Gingerbreads and their loved ones.
Lovely photos of your walk, very inspiring I must say, I am now inspired to take a walk tomorrow and see if I can get some good photos from around here!
off to check out your link now, about the Rock od Dumamase.
regards
liz

nursenikkiknits said...

Happy New Year to you too! Thanks for the beautiful shots. What a wonderful way to start the year.

Grateful4Crochet said...

What beautiful photos- amazing way to start the year

kristieinbc said...

Stunning photos! It makes me wish I was there walking through the ruins with you!

Reality Jayne said...

I would love to explore that area....

GirlAnachronismE said...

It looks beautiful and very idyllic! And happy new year.