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Sub2k spree continues on a wet and wild West Lomond
by Graeme D » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:24 pm
Route description: West Lomond from Craigmead
Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: West Lomond
Date walked: 08/03/2011
Time taken: 1.75 hours
Distance: 6.5 km
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I had spent all morning looking out the windows at a glorious spring-like scene, but by the time I left the car it was grey and threatening rain, with a howling wind getting up, and before long it was driving rain and a gale force wind that was lashing across Balharvie Moss and giving me a damn good facial as I walked straight into the teeth of it.
Still, I had good reason to persevere (even if it was obvious that I was going to see hee-haw in terms of views) as I wanted to give my new boots a rigorous work out having just purchased them at the weekend from Tiso Perth. Absolute bargain - Brasher Towas half price - £120 down to £60. The guy in the shop was raving about how good a bargain it was. Being discontinued and this was the only pair left that even came close to my size! And better still, I had £40 of Tiso vouchers to spend so only £20 laid out. Result, and they certainly felt good on this wee warm up (although technically there was nothing remotely warm about it whatsoever ).
I had thought about possibly continuing on to Bishop Hill but hey, what's the point in these conditions man and when you can barely stand upright at the summit, let alone point a camera in a straight line at the clag! It can wait. Get back home and dry the gear off!
by Red Peak » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:33 pm
by dooterbang » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:00 am
by Graeme D » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:00 am
Red Peak wrote:Nice wee report, Graeme. No Lucy? ...
Cheers Red Peak. Yeah, Lucy was present - just managed to evade the lens, that's all. And to be honest, I couldn't be much arsed with photography given the conditions.
by Graeme D » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:07 am
dooterbang wrote:Photo of the new boots?
Like I said Doots, couldn't be arsed with the fineries of photography, but since you asked nicely.....
by dooterbang » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:28 am
Graeme Dewar wrote:dooterbang wrote:Photo of the new boots?
Like I said Doots, couldn't be arsed with the fineries of photography, but since you asked nicely.....BAI157_md.jpg
Far too much excitement for me
Bargain only forking out 20quid - nice one.
Hurry up and hit that ton - i'm streaking ahead of you
by nealej81 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:30 am
West Lomond is a great wee hill, although I did lose my worn-twice paclite trousers up there somewhere.
by rockhopper » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:36 am
Nice picture of your boot - great to see that you're taking care of them and keeping them spotlessly clean
by Graeme D » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:38 am
nealej81 wrote:West Lomond is a great wee hill, although I did lose my worn-twice paclite trousers up there somewhere.
Cheers Neale. Re the trousers - the mind boggles!
by jonny616 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:50 pm
by Merry-walker » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:15 pm
by 2dalmatians » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:05 am