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25 Feb

The ultimate day

There is ongoing debate as to whether day 4 or day 5 of The Mountains in The Sea is the more breathtaking. It’s a tough call. Have a look at this photo taken on day 5, and formulate your own opinion.

We started the trail above “Patience Bay” with views onto – and memories of – yesterday’s descent.

In spite of the (very easy) ascent Ken still had a smile, and so did everyone else.

Perhaps the smiles had something to do with the views that greeted us at every turn.

We eventually made it back down to sea-level – and a very beautiful sea-level it was.

But we weren’t the only Simians walking on the beach that day.

I love this photo of an “inter-specific inter-section”. It seems artistically staged, with the two groups representing different primate families going in opposite directions and metaphorically separated by a sinuous line of kelp.

I like this photo too. It’s amazing that none of the players in this scene acknowledges the existence of the other species. It’s as if they are denying that the other exists! Do we deny the ape in ourselves? Yes, I think we do.

Enough esoteric philosophizing . . . Soon we were on the rocky shores headed for a very special ascent.

This is what it looked like on the way up.

And this is what it looked like from the top.

Then it was just the small matter of getting up and over the never-ending hill.

And finally we could enjoy the bubbly.


  • walking granny
    February 25, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Thank you for the visible memories of a walk we will never forget! We enjoyed every step of it, even when we moaned on the way up! The best walk ever!Linda and Ken

  • Lysanne
    February 27, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    I keep coming back to the bolg to look at our photos and relive the walk – and se who else has shared this great experience. The weather is so diffierent for all of us. Thanks again for an amazing experience Steve – how did the tour competition go?

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