whilst we were in scotland we went on a walk organised by the national trust to see some seals
we asked whether it was suitable for kids and they said “yes, it’s meant for kids”
so we thought they’d be no problems for our walk-loving youngsters
but the walk itself took us over an exposed hill in the pouring rain
and there wasn’t even a path so we had to stomp through heather
which of course was very hole-y and a bit of a death trap
but onwards we trod
and it was jolly good.
we definately wouldn’t have gone on it if we realised how tricky/wet/hard work it was going to be. but we really enjoyed it so we were glad we didn’t know in advance !
and the views when we got to the other side were stunning (it even stopped raining for a moment or two)
we did see a seal when we got there
liverwort (not worms)
these are carnivorous plants. quite rare i think
it was very wet
here’s our intrepid guide showing us some mushrooms
here are signs of a pine marten
so, i think i’d advise it. but not for those with youngish kids.
after 20 years or so, we’ve now cancelled our national trust membership. we’ll have to see if NZ offers us something similar.