Yesterday we had a real taste of why we drove all this way! Hiked up the Schramstein, a ridge of rocks a few miles from camp. It was hard going especially for those not really used to hiking but everyone made it. Hundreds of steps, a few ladders and some steep inclines lead us to some stunning views stretching for miles. In the evening we sang songs round a slightly reluctant camp fire and ate stew. Holly and Rebekah have been doing their mother goose bit, keeping us all well fed. Rebekah was pleased her mum taught her the sleeping bag slow cooking method which the girls used to good effect. Today we go climbing. Or rather they do. I shall be staying on the ground, hopefully taking pictures and making lunch. Our first early start today. I had hoped to email some pictures to go with posts but don't have enough bandwidth. May get faster connection in Dresden tomorrow in which case i will send some to update posts.