No – this is not Mount Tzouhalem where we hiked today, but it was a rainy hiking shot – good enough so you get the idea.
But this shot in the Swiss alps was taken in the rain – not the downpour and high winds we had today. We hiked anyway. I’m beginning to believe it when people call me “hard core.” But I console myself but acknowledging it’s not just me – J cam too. And, of course, the dogs – and they didn’t seem to mind one bit. There’s nothing like standing huddled under the trees (which provide no shelter at all in weather like this – only psychologically) wolfing down lunch so fast that you feed half of it to the dogs just to get rid of it and be on your way again.
Yup – it was wet – and so windy on the highest ridge that we took an alternate route that dipped below the ridge to get around the circuit of the Zoo. On the other hand, we admitted that being out in the rain was a good idea because it prepared us for the winter weather to come and it allowed us to thoroughly test out our rain gear. In other words, we’ll tell ourselves any kind of b#&^s*&%t to keep our spirits up when we’re dripping like Roman fountains.
What was really, really wonderful was getting home, shedding all my wet clothing and climbing into a hot bubble bath. Feeling very fine right now. Lazy evening ahead. Lazy day ahead tomorrow. And the prospect of all that sits very well with me.