I have at last made my way into Eregion, and it is such a beautiful place. I have spotted a few Wood Trolls strolling about, and I aim to cut them down to size tomorrow, after a rest. They will make some fine fire wood I am sure. The cold chill from the Misty Mountains is still present, so any warmth that I can generate will be most welcome.
As I came to journeys end for the night, I found myself a nice view point looking out over Gwingis to sit and enjoy a nice pint of ale. I have carried this all the way from Rivendell, so that I can welcome in the New Year. It has been very tempting the last few nights to drink it, both because I have been feeling a bit down (especially after the tumble yesterday!) and also to reduce my baggage. But anyway, I am now glad that I waited, and am enjoying a good drink as I reflect upon the past year and contemplate the good (if hard) times ahead.
Happy New Year to you all!