On the way to Guadagnolo

Here are a few more pictures of our hike towards Guadagnolo in the lovely hills of Lazio.

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The great thing about hiking uphill is the panoramic view as you get higher (something I really miss when hiking in the flat Netherlands).

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As usual I was mesmerized by the moss, lichens and tiny plants growing on the rocks.

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The wintery trees looked quite eerie with the grey sky and the mist.

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The neighing sounds this horse was making echoed loudly around the valley  before it appeared over the crest of the hill. What happened next is described here🙂

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As we drove home towards Rome, the sunlight piercing through the clouds over the valley was a spectacular sight.

Curious horses

JOYFUL GRATITUDE #10

On January 2nd, Paolo and I went for a lovely hike in the outskirts of Rome, towards Guadagnolo. It was a great way to start the new year by spending some time outdoors, and despite being a grey day it was a beautiful walk.

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We didn’t meet one single person during our hike, but we did come across quite a few wild horses. Some of them stood boldly on the path, and others were half hidden and peeking out at us from behind the bushes, waiting to see what we would do. before they retreated up the slope of the hill.
img_4764This other family of horses came down the mountainside directly towards us. They initially ‘pretended’ to follow the road in the opposite direction to where we were walking, only to start following us as soon as we had our back turned.

The baby horse couldn’t contain his curiosity and came right up to where I stood. For a few seconds he looked at me and sniffed me a few times before continuing on his way.  A very magical moment:)