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Re: deer flies - keds

They were horrid today when I climbed Meall Doire Faid. I started out the day feeling quite chuffed--although it was warm until I got onto the ridge, it was midge-less, and I thought I was in for a beastie-less belter of a day. I sat on the top of Meallan Mhurchaidh to soak in fabulous views and sun...
by kmai1961
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:36 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: deer flies - keds
Replies: 25
Views: 8370

Re: The Mell Circuit

It was passable back in mid-July. There were a couple of rough and muddy stretches, at the bottom of the slide areas, but we did the entire circuit without problems. Don't know if rain since then might have changed the situation.
by kmai1961
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:46 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Mell Circuit
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Operation "Salvage the Summer"

23 Aug – 04 Sep 2020 I’ve found the past few weeks—post-full-lockdown—to be much more difficult than full lockdown was. I haven’t had the heart to go anywhere, even though it’s now allowed. I’ve just heard too many stories of overcrowding and bad behaviour, and have seen it for myself. David and I ...
by kmai1961
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Operation "Salvage the Summer"
Replies: 0
Views: 15

Re: Deer Keds

tweedledog wrote:... in my hair until I got home and showered them away.


What's even worse is when they don't get showered away successfully and you still find them crawling on you the next day. Ugh. Vile creatures. :sick:
by kmai1961
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:06 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Deer Keds
Replies: 14
Views: 627

Re: The Fisherfield 6 - Arduous but a 'Must Do'

"... although I kept telling myself it was really Arthur's Seat with a few bits added on" I laughed out loud at this -- I may borrow it to add variety to "nearly there" and "just around the corner" as motivational phrases! :lol: :lol: Good effort, and some really nice p...
by kmai1961
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:52 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Fisherfield 6 - Arduous but a 'Must Do'
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Glen Finglas, Sim-ple

Oh, dear, I’m struggling to write this one. Not because of anything in particular—we had a very good day, talking pretty much nonstop, since we’d not had a walk together in eons. Selecting a route in these post-lockdown days is a challenge. The nearby hills are likely to be busy, especially the more...
by kmai1961
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:21 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Glen Finglas, Sim-ple
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Two birds, one stone

Freedom, in the lifting of the “5-mile limit for leisure or recreation” guideline, had come a few days before, but typically, the weather since then had been rather grotty. But Monday’s forecast was fine and dry, and I deemed it suitable for a first proper outing. Where to go, what to do? I wanted t...
by kmai1961
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:27 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Two birds, one stone
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Not the GR10

Freedom had ended on a very good outing: way back in the middle of March, I’d spent a few hours surrounded by the snow-covered hills near Tyndrum, little knowing that the memories of that day would need to sustain me for more than three months. Covid-19 had arrived in the UK with a vengeance by then...
by kmai1961
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:18 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Not the GR10
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Lockdown notes

13 Mar – 15 July 2020 What a strange, worrying, and sometimes lonely interval (“pause”) this has been. Most of the time, it was, and I was, fine. I’ll try to always remember how grateful I was for all that I had and have that so many didn’t and don’t. There were a few low points, certainly, not wor...
by kmai1961
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:12 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Lockdown notes
Replies: 0
Views: 55

Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:I think you are on Meall Odhar…


that's correct; bonus points for you!
by kmai1961
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:28 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 4346
Views: 508866

Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

you're very close -- definitely in the general area, so I'll hand it over to you. But do you want to take another guess? It's not a Munro...

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by kmai1961
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 4346
Views: 508866

Re: Best Day Challenge -- story + one photo

Although I could easily continue to ponder on this for a few more weeks of lockdown, I feel obligated to make my contribution, given that I was the one that threw down the gauntlet. There’s one that keeps rising to the top, even though posting an entry about Ben Nevis—at least partially—seems unimag...
by kmai1961
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:15 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Best Day Challenge -- story + one photo
Replies: 13
Views: 893

Re: Best Day Challenge -- story + one photo

Is there a closing date? :) Nope. No prizes, either. Just a bit of fun. Tower Ridge... Thanks, Skyelines, for getting us started. Great story! :clap: I did anticipate that responses might fall roughly into two categories -- from people who know exactly what their standout day was, and for which it'...
by kmai1961
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:00 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Best Day Challenge -- story + one photo
Replies: 13
Views: 893

Best Day Challenge -- story + one photo

The Challenge: Tell us about your best walking day ever. Unlike Mal’s “Your Favourite Views” thread, this one has a few rules: ⋅ Write no more than 3-4 short paragraphs of text that describe the outing – where you were, when you were there, what made it special (for example, the views, the...
by kmai1961
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:24 am
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Best Day Challenge -- story + one photo
Replies: 13
Views: 893

Re: New Plans for 2020

I had loads of plans - some hill-related and some not..... But as a front-line worker I shall now be staring into the mouth of Covid. So far work has felt very under control and well within our escalation plans - and we are still getting days off. I guess that will change very soon.... Kaye, you ar...
by kmai1961
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:13 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Plans for 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 971
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