It was with a little trepidation I joined the walkers signing up for the walking holiday to Mallorca – my level of fitness! Several evenings in the weeks before departure, I did some brisk walking around Killiney hill and beach which in the end, I think helped me.
The hotel was charming and the choice of walks perfect. It was wonderful the way each walk was so different and built up gradually to the final impressive climb. I know that did not happen by accident and was impressed by, as most of us relaxed by the pool, you were reading up on the next day’s adventure. Each day had its own special charm and challenge. For me personally, I had a great sense of achievement at the end of each day at having survived and more than that, I enjoyed nearly every minute! You got our hearts beating at an impressive level, given that the majority of the group were like mountain goats – I am excluding myself here! I have learnt a few important things – “keep going” and adjust your stride on the steep bits.
The mystery of what you carried in your heavy backpack was unfolded during the holiday as you produced what was needed for all eventualities. Your care and attention went far beyond the walks as you very kindly organised dinners and acted as our chauffeur on many occasions.
I would love to join you again for challenge, fun, company and beautiful walking.