Recently a few of us from the Carmarthen Vegans went on a hike to Cenarth. It was a wild wood sort of place with narrow paths and uneven surfaces so it gave us a chance to wear our hiking boots that we got a Lidl for 15 quid. These boots are great and rival more expensive hiking boots we are told. I spotted them with my bargain queen eye and we all have a pair.
We didn't get too many pictures because we were walking and trying not to fall in the river, but here are a few.
Here is the narrow trail just to give you an idea of where we were. it was rocky and narrow and uneven but it was a great workout as it really kept you on your toes.
Here we are pausing to have a group shot on a rock by the rapids. We had to take turns taking to the picture so one person is missing from each shot.
Don't we look happy?
It has been requested to makes some portable banners to carry with us on hikes so we can unfurl them for photos. I am making a big one for everybody hikes and a small one for the core members--Myself, Spiderman, Kathryn, Peter and Priya since we are the main organisers of stuff. Sometimes we go on hikes as a small group which doubles as a planning meeting.
When we take these small group adventures we travel under the name The Famous Five (like the gang of kids who solved crimes in those children's books by Enid Blyton which are a staple of British reading here) The Famous Five in the books have a dog named Timmy. Alas, we have no faithful dog, but we do have a duck named Timmy as our mascot. We seem to always go where water is and we always seem to see a duck so it just sort of became the group symbol.
After the narrow hike we found a place by the river to picnic. The food was good, the air was clean, the river was wild (and made us all have to go for a wee) and Peter and I were messing about singing together.
This is how the idea came about that we could sing for the Meet and Greet event. Normally we just sing together for fun but we discovered we could harmonise well on certain folk songs so we decided to have another practice and then give it a go.
I am so glad we did.
So basically, this is our life these days. I can't imagine it gets much better than this.