About this time last year, I climbed the Hux with the BBM crew. This year, as a family we decided to do it again, opening up to whomever wanted to meet us but not letting the lack of “me too” hold us back.
The Hux, or Hakarimata Mountain summit climb, can be divided into two portions. There’s the relatively easy walk to the site of the 1922 dam (nice waterfall is just past this) or the more strenuous climb to the summit. 1K almost straight up, 1349 stairs.
Because I haven’t been very active, my personal goal was halfway plus two flights. I kind-of bullied Karl into the same (he originally had halfway) but then we just kept on moving. And moving. And after about an hour, we were there (Si & Mase had done it 1.25 times by then & Louise & her friend A were a little behind us). Woot!
On the way up I’d seen part of the Tuakau and some Rewa league boys & on the way down, some of the Hamilton BBM crew. It’s nice to see familiar faces but even more so, nearly 99% of everyone else on the Mountain is also doing it tough, no matter how you measure them from yourself. There’s a lot of encouragement & good vibes.
On the WIP front, my work/travel piece is still Little House Needlework’s Bethelehem. I’ve finished with the lettering as of last night and YAY it well fits into the fabric with plenty of room. And I got some progress in on Fairy Idyll – not visibly much as it is such a big piece, but counting & double-counting has got me to the far right. Sorry for the crinkles – I am also stitching this one in hand.
Music wise I am slow to the party & have just discovered Sam Hunt. Gorgeous voice and a STORY in the song? Yes please. Also Do Right by The Glades – she has a beautiful voice.
4 thoughts on “The Hux Part Deux & WIP-yesterday-was-Wednesday # 214”
Congrats on your hike/climb! That is great that you were able to go beyond where you thought you could. Fairy Idyll is coming along nicely. She is definitely a huge piece, but gorgeous. 🙂
She’s a lot bigger than Stargazer! But I am determined to finish her. At least (unlike Persephone) there are what I would classify as little finishes.
Is that a sheep in the e in Bethlehem? It looks wonderful if it is. Great work on the stairs. Reminds me of how sore I was after climbing the Washington Monument which is also all stairs.
There is a sheep! And another at the last, the manger in the middle