Going down was much faster than going up and very hard on the knees. My legs felt quite wobbly and my knees we hurting by the time we reached the more level track at the bottom of the hill. The walk back to the car was gentle and level however, and my legs and knees gradually recovered.
In the evening we had our celebration, entertaining one another with performances of songs. And so the retreat was over. It was an inspiring and enjoyable week and we are all looking forward to being there for retreat again - even those who had been uncertain about a camping retreat.