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So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler


by Stretch » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:40 pm

Route description: The Cobbler, Arrochar

Corbetts included on this walk: The Cobbler

Date walked: 12/11/2011

Time taken: 5.3 hours

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 920m

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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby Bod » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:25 am

Well my fellow Clansman, fantastic report! :D
Will post up again soon with a couple more pictures. It was a magical day.... :D
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby thomas » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:04 am

Great report Andy :D hope everything goes well for you back home :thumbup:
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby kevsbald » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:41 am

Looking forward to meeting up once you have passed your viva.

Good luck and see you next year.
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby Stretch » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:13 am

Thanks again for the nice words and well wishes everyone.

Scott, if only I had any bit of spare room in my suitcases for extra bottles of Buckie. We'll see you on the other side!
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby Johnny and Kimbo » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:14 am

Although we only met you briefly at Kintail it was a pleasure all the same, good luck on your travels back home and look forward to your return to Scotland. It looks like you got a great send off and a fine day on The Cobbler. Will see you on your return Arnold, as you say you'll be back :D

All the best

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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby Graeme D » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:08 am

Ditto to the above comment by J&K. It was a pleasure big man! Have thoroughly enjoyed your reports over the last few years - this great site has been that little bit greater because of them. I look forward to the Smokies featuring regularly in the Outside Scotland section from now on. All the best! :clap:
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby lomondwalkers » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:29 am

Great report on what must have been an emotional day for you guys, and a great account on the power of the hills and how they can have a great positive effect on the mind. Your exploits with Gammy & Co. will be sorely missed by all of us, but especially by those who became part of your support group. Safe journey home, and look forward to your TR's from there.

Haste ye back!!
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby iainwatson » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:48 am

crackin report andy :D

it was a fabulous day and the turnout proves how much you'll be missed

there will always feel like there is an empty seat at all future meets

all the best for your return home! :D
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby pollyh33 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:30 am

Excellent :D

Good luck with your viva- scary stuff :shock:

I struggled to remember my name I was so nervous :lol:
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby JohnJoe » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:48 am

Buckfast and hill walking - what a combination!
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby iainwatson » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:08 pm

forgot to put the link up for the vid of the day,i kinda rushed it but its worth a look

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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby Jockstar » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:19 pm

Haste ye back, my friend. You'll always have a welcome here ! We will miss you. :D
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby danrun » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:09 pm

Superb stretch u saved the best till last wi this report...
Pity u'l no b in the country when ur vouchers come thro for what will surely b the report o the month(i'd put some smilies in but new site doesnt let me from my fone)
anyway gutted to miss the cobbler but had a great nite wi everyone as always, great havin spent time wi u n havin our drink fuelled chats....
Lookin forward to WH does USA
take care n hav great time back home
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby morag1 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:19 pm

Stretch - dont be sad your time in Scotland is over, be glad it happened.
You made a lot of friends here, says a lot for you.

All the best for when you get back home

PS I loved your report on the Buchaille - I had a similar experience when I was in Iona so could understand your feelings
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby LeithySuburbs » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:52 pm

Cheers big man :D . Your efforts on organising the Glencoe meet will not be forgotten - just think what that weekend has spawned! A new chapter beckons, which I am sure will be as fulfilling as your Scottish one :) .
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