The forecast was right, and were treated to the most beautiful sunny day, and drove a short distance across town to Ashton Court. We arrived and parked and were surrounded by the bustle of families, runners and bike riders. It seemed as though most people had the same idea as us, and I can't blame them, it was glorious. The air had that lighter feeling, drawing people out from the long weeks of rain and gloom, warming your skin ever so slightly, like a small glimpse of the Spring to come. People were standing round idly sipping steaming cups of tea, others gathered up their children, dogs and bikes and headed out onto the trails whilst we changed into our boots and headed on our own little adventure.
Theo had a little grump in the beginning when he realised that we were not to carry him round the whole way, until we discovered fresh mud to squelch in and a few muddy puddles to stir up with our wellies.
After our climbing adventure we admired the vast view across Bristol, stopped for a small rest on a little rock before retreating back to the small cafe for a refreshment in the sunshine. Once again for the duration and after our little walk we all felt lifted, happier and relaxed. The sun on our skin, the fresh air in our lungs and the freedom to run is definitely something we all need.
As you can see we finally replaced our lost camera charger and it was like being reunited with a lost friend, and I got a little snap happy! (Plus the light was so perfect!)