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Re: New Coronavirus Law

Remember it takes at least 15 minutes of continued, close, face-to-face contact, to catch this virus. Strolling-by someone is not enough. Honestly. Sit down and think about that. If that were true just how would it be able to spread around the world as it has. Sounds like what you want to hear has ...
by Jorja the Dug
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Coronavirus Law
Replies: 336
Views: 26091

Re: Complex question about everythig

adamkam wrote:Hi,
thanks all of you for information.
To avoid being confused I would stop the topic for a while and go through provided suggestions.

Thanks, Adam



Good plan.

Once you're up to speed, we can start the whole Goretex v Paramo thing.

;)
by Jorja the Dug
Mon May 25, 2020 10:42 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Complex question about everythig
Replies: 11
Views: 1180

Re: Stay at home

Seen more breaches since Cummings did his drive thna before. I've genuinely done my best to stick to the rules/guidelines since this all started. Including restricting my visits to my 83 year-old mother to standing out in her garden (having delivered her shopping & watching her wipe the carrier...
by Jorja the Dug
Sun May 24, 2020 3:45 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 44907

Re: Discussing how a return to the outdoors should be manage

Mountain Rescue England and Wales have today posted these guidelines: https://twitter.com/MountainResqUK/status/1262337391051890688?s=20 https://thebmc.co.uk/do-you-need-to-change-the-way-that-you-climb-and-walk-with-covid19 Seems like some sensible guidelines to me. Especially the "Be Respect...
by Jorja the Dug
Mon May 18, 2020 7:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Discussing how a return to the outdoors should be managed
Replies: 31
Views: 3451

Re: Stay at home

I'm still one my high horse bemoaning SE England-centric directives that apparently should apply to everywhere else in the UK .... the one size fits all is ridiculous - I can walk remote Northumberland far safer than I would be on Oxford Street or wherever - so why not wander the Cheviots which is ...
by Jorja the Dug
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:06 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 44907

Re: Stay at home

Just to throw another log on the fire may I refer you to: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52062209 Especially: "While the new advice does go further, it does not explicitly define what counts as "local", and whether or not people can use cars." So some of youse yins might have to ...
by Jorja the Dug
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:04 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 44907

Re: the C word

Yup that’s exactly my thoughts. According to the current government advice there should be no non-essential travel and we are to maintain social-distancing. However, going for a spin on one’s motorcycle, as long as one does not interact with others, is fine. We now have Scottish government advice t...
by Jorja the Dug
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: the C word
Replies: 154
Views: 13320

Re: Mount Keen - First Munro

Even the walk-in to Mount Keen can catch a bit of snow. https://photos.smugmug.com/Hills/Munros/Snow/Mount-Keen/i-Dd2DDCm/0/bf3e9d35/M/cairngorms%20camping%2030.01.08%20038-M.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Hills/Munros/Snow/Mount-Keen/i-LRvX78D/0/612b4e93/M/cairngorms%20camping%2030.01.08%20031-M.jp...
by Jorja the Dug
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:17 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mount Keen - First Munro
Replies: 27
Views: 2546

Re: Highland Bull Winter Snacking

That's an excellent photie.

Cheers for sharing. :D
by Jorja the Dug
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:47 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Highland Bull Winter Snacking
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: 4 rescued from Ben Nevis today...

Just out of curiosity, what are your criteria going to be for charging fees? Where do you draw the line between bad luck, stupidity, lack of experience, poor decision taking or a combination of any of those? How will you attempt to recover said penalty / fee? In a court of law? MRT would have to pr...
by Jorja the Dug
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:44 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 4 rescued from Ben Nevis today...
Replies: 114
Views: 7918

Re: Ben Nevis: A definitive guide on how not to do it

Enjoyed that report a lot - cheers!

Also: "I'm generally not very sociable and prefer not to meet anyone when out on the hills..."

A common lament. :wink:
by Jorja the Dug
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:39 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Nevis: A definitive guide on how not to do it
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: New year hike around Fort Augustus

Even if you elected not to do Sron a' Choire Ghairbh and Meall na Teanga (maybe if the weather was dodgy) the walk in - as far as the bealach anyway - is a more than decent dog walk. Forestry tracks, proper forest and then some rather more open ground. No livestock after the first wee bit beyond the...
by Jorja the Dug
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:29 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New year hike around Fort Augustus
Replies: 24
Views: 1551

Re: Looking for non-vertiginous hills for hubby with vertigo

I'm rubbish with heights too, so he has my sympathy. There's a fair bit of scope at the hills around Drumochter. You can make it as short or as long a day as you fancy, and personally I think the hills are better than their reputation suggests. Also, A'Mharconaich isn't a bad one to build up the &qu...
by Jorja the Dug
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:17 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for non-vertiginous hills for hubby with vertigo!
Replies: 22
Views: 2803

Re: Ben Nevis 1894

Excellent. Cheers for putting that up.

Hillwalking blogs would be a lot more entertaining if that was the standard of writing.

:wink:
by Jorja the Dug
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Nevis 1894
Replies: 19
Views: 2029

Re: Retirement challenge for me and my dog

As you & others have said, it's a call you'd have to make nearer the time. 18 months or so is a long time in dug years once they get past 9 or 10! The Wee Black Dug (Jorja) will be 13 in January, but she's still getting up Munros. Carefully selected Munros though - generally eight miles or so is...
by Jorja the Dug
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:51 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Retirement challenge for me and my dog
Replies: 11
Views: 894

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