Spring is Here

Everyday in May

As you may already be aware, Autumn is my favourite time of the year (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012). Spring however is one of the seasons that many people wish away in hope of reaching summer sooner. As I haven't had a traditional summer holiday in years (I have never been a fan of sunning my self, partly down to my inherent ability to not sit still for any length of time, but also due to my fair complexion and low tolerance for the sun's UV rays) spring is just another part of the year that just happens.

But last year I changed things by going out walking every weekend, starting in April - Connie and I got our car last year and drove it into the hills and windy roads of Aberdeenshire, preparing ourselves for hillwalking. I always meant to blog our walks but that just never happened - but last year we managed a few rather impressive hills - Pressendye and Broom Hill in Tarland being a 18km double ascent that I am unlikely to forget.

This year (actually this weekend) we are starting that back up but with our puppy in tow - last year our hillwalks were punctuated with sighs of "I can't wait" when thinking about our then in-theory puppy, but now he's really here and ready to come with us, I can't wait.

A four month old Frank on his first ever hillwalk/hike up by Loch Lomond.

So yeah, Spring now means the start of hillwalking season. And I couldn't be happier about that.