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Solo hikers ?

Re: Solo hikers ?

Postby widdershins » Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:42 pm

Sounds like a Londoner who hadn't yet gotten the memo about greeting folks on the hills in Scotland!

I lived for 13 years in London and walked a lot in the south of England. Ignoring each other is mostly the order of the day.
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Re: Solo hikers ?

Postby Marty_JG » Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:09 am

widdershins wrote:Sounds like a Londoner who hadn't yet gotten the memo about greeting folks on the hills in Scotland! I lived for 13 years in London and walked a lot in the south of England. Ignoring each other is mostly the order of the day.


An oldie but a goldie giving a laff about what you say.

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Re: Solo hikers ?

Postby CharlesT » Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:49 am

Marty_JG wrote:
widdershins wrote:Sounds like a Londoner who hadn't yet gotten the memo about greeting folks on the hills in Scotland! I lived for 13 years in London and walked a lot in the south of England. Ignoring each other is mostly the order of the day.


An oldie but a goldie giving a laff about what you say.


Thanks for that, I hadn't seen it. Brilliant!
Born and raised in North Lancashire I spent 38 years working in tte City of London. Adapting quite quickly I would have been utterly flummoxed to be addressed by someone I didn't know and I don't recall ever addressing anyone similarly. The habit has become so ingrained I still find myself at something of a loss when greeted on a hill. :shock:
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Re: Solo hikers ?

Postby Sgurr » Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:31 am

There are some Munros where people frequently rush past without speaking. Carn Dearg and Sgor Gaibre south of Loch Ossian are two that seem to change behaviour as those coming off the first train from the south and desperate to get back before the last know that it they are below average speed they really need to get an unaccustomed move on. Couldn't believe how many cold shouldered us until we looked at the watch and decided it was time to up a gear ourselves.
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