Archive for March, 2012

March 4, 2012

Snow in March

Today we went on a 25km walk near Dorking, Surrey. It was our navigational training and as gold Duke of Edinburgh ‘explorers,’ we were thrown in the deep end with a map and┬ácompass.

The weather was appalling. It rained for the majority of the day and when it wasn’t raining, it was hailing or snowing, in March!

Highlights of the day:
1) Standing at the top of the hills watching the snow fall on the fields and watching a train go by
2) When a woman in a car stopped to ask us for directions. What sane person stops to ask DofE kids, completely soaking wet, where to go?!
3) Getting lost in a Forest and pricking a path because Will ‘feels’ that it’s the right way

Without my group, I’d be lost. I love every single one of them. Bring on Gold!!