The drive to the Cobb Valley is always an adventure in itself. The road is narrow, winding its way in the deep valley, at times hanging vertiginously above the river under some sheer cliffs: nothing better to put me in the mood for wildness and adventure.
It was Sunday, and Balloon Hut was my destination. I shouldered my pack, heavy with three days of food (which in my case often means six) and my complete camera gear. A low ceiling of clouds gripped the top of the surround