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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: 93

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: 61

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: 87

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: 85

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: 4473
Views: 537160

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...

Image
by kmai1961
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 4473
Views: 537160

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: 1036

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: 1036

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: 1036

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: 1132

Re: Stay at home

Therein lies a problem. Just who defines "local". Is it plod who might be in a bad mood? Is it Nippy Nicola who might be in a bad mood? Is it the judge when I'm brought before the beak? Incidentally I should have added that my suggested trip to the forest was on say two days of the week. ...
by kmai1961
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 36839

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

brilliant -- thanks! This photo is from the last walk I had -- a lifetime ago when life was normal (less than two weeks). It was an amazing day, and little did I know it would be the last one for quite some time. I'm so grateful that I ended (temporarily) on such a good note. Where am I? https://liv...
by kmai1961
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:18 am
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 4473
Views: 537160

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

oo-oo pick me, pick me... :wave:

is it An Dun and Maol Creag?
by kmai1961
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:08 am
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 4473
Views: 537160

Re: the C word

At the end of next week I am due to spend a week in a cottage near Acharacle booked through Walk Highlands with Cottages.com and currently wondering what to do. Checking the Cottages.com site today all it says in relation to Covid-19 is "Presently there are no travel restrictions to any of our...
by kmai1961
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:35 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: the C word
Replies: 154
Views: 10917

(not) Double dipping in Tyndrum

It was meant to be a double dip—the Grahams Meall Odhar and Fiarach are, under normal circumstances, probably each too short an outing to warrant separate drives. I’d long had in my head that I could do them both in a one-r, once the days got a bit longer (nb: although some of the hearty/hardy have ...
by kmai1961
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: (not) Double dipping in Tyndrum
Replies: 0
Views: 111
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