Trying to reach Omu Peak (Bucegi Mountains)

On the 1st of June this year we set on a little adventure towards what would end up to be my first proper hiking trip. The plan was to reach one of the highest peaks in Romania and the highest peak in the Bucegi Mountains – Omu Peak which is 2505 meters high. There are multiple routes to get there but my boyfriend thought we’d go via a longer but safer route through Malaiesti valley. Even via Malaiesti you have 2 routes to choose from – there’s a summer route, longer but easier if the snows have melted, and the shorter but more hardcore route via the ‘Horns’.
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Moonfleet by J. Meade Falkner

First published in 1898, ‘Moonfleet’ tells the story of 15-year-old John Trenchard, an orphan boy who sets on an adventure to discover the hidden treasure of the notorious Blackbeard. The book is set on the south coast of Dorset, in the small village of Moonfleet, in 18th century England.  We find out from the very first page where the village takes its name from as John describes

“When I was a child I thought that this place was called Moonfleet, because on a still night, whether in summer, or in winter frosts, the moon shone very brightly on the lagoon; but learned afterwards that ‘twas but short for ‘Mohune-fleet’, from the Mohunes, a great family who were once lords of all these parts ”.

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