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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 PeteR » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:57 pm

A superb report as always Stretch :D We may never have met, but I have so enjoyed reading your reports and marvelling at your photos of the wonderfull Scottish hills :D You're so right about the hillwalking community. It's a great 'family' to have supporting and encouraging :D

And I'm so pleased you all had such a great day on the king of the little hills and one of my absolute favourites, the Cobbler. Not sure about the Buckie though :lol: :lol:

All the best for the next chapter in your life :D
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby kinley » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:58 pm

Was great to meet you and have greatly enjoyed your reports and photos from the Scottish Hills.

Best wishes for your return to the US 8)

Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby Del246 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:06 pm

Fantastic report and all the best. Your reports have been a great help to me in my first year of hill walking.
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby Stretch » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:07 pm

Cheers everyone. Great meeting so many of you, sorry I did not get to cross paths with some of the others, but I'll be back.
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby mountain thyme » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:19 pm

Great report Stretch. Was nice to have met you. best wishes for the Future..
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby dogplodder » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:00 pm

Your account of what the Scottish hills have meant to you is beautifully written. I have a feeling you won't ever lose touch with some of the friends you've made on here. :D

All the best for the next stage! :wave:
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby pigeon » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:11 pm

Agree with dogplodder your story was great reading,good luck back home Stretch :thumbup:
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby andyfitz » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:26 pm

All the best.
Will certainly miss reports from half of the sites best double act.
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby mountainstar » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:33 pm

What a great send off you had, only wished we could have been there, but Wales was a bit too far away this time, as I'd only just come back from Scotland about 10 days before.
It's been great meeting you on the meets, and the last 2 times were not expected so where a bit of a bonus...seeing you in your hometown of St Andrews and your 11th hour visit to Wales.
Ele and I wish you all the best for the future, you certainly deserve it.
We hope to see you again someday in the future.
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby Jock McJock » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:38 pm

Andy it was great meeting you and walking with you. Last Saturday I had one of the best walks that I've had in a long time. We had perfect weather and perfect company, what a great day. Below, is for me, a lasting image of the day. An American, dressed in a kilt, drinking Buckfast on top of The Cobbler. You couldn't make it up, lol, and if we all didn't have the pics to prove it I don't think many would believe us :lol: All the best on your return to the US and I look forward to reading your outside Scotland reports as much as I did reading your reports over the past couple of years.
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby jonny616 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:49 pm

Great read.

It was a pleasure to share the day with you & meet with so many nice people

i'll try to hold off the ring of steall until you next visit


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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby malky_c » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:08 am

Good to see you celebrating with a bottle of Devon's finest wreck the hoose juice - guy's got (bad) taste :lol: I rather like it myself actually.

Shame to see you go, but looks like a good send-off :D
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby Alan S » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:57 am

What a way to finish it off mate 8) As others have said, Great report written from the heart :D
You will be missed pal, I know i have only had a handfull of walks with you but they have all been great days out.
Our "camping" trip to glen shiel will live long in the memory :lol: as will the day on Aonach Eagach 8)
Sorry I couldnt make the cobbler walk but it was worth the drive up after work to say cheerio :wave:

Was great to have met you and hope to meet up again in the future

All the best back home mate

Alan :D :D :D
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby HighlandSC » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:47 am

Great report and a great send off! Would have loved to be there myself but as you know, thanks to meeting my wife on this very site I'm now located over in your homeland! We'll get out for a hike or two over here for sure.

I hope the Cupar branch of Enterprise survives without you!

Love the inscription on the flask case :)

Stretch wrote: I simply cannot wait to get back to the beautiful young lady who eagerly awaits my return. There were rumours at the weekend of plans for a Walkhighlands Wedding Meet-up – like myself, the gang obviously sees the writing on the wall.

:) Count us in!

Stretch wrote:"I will miss each one of you and please come visit my neck of the woods if you get a chance"

Hope we can make it to TN sometime. Google map says I could be at your door in 6 hours! And do give us a shout if you're up our way anytime, including in December as you mentioned. And who knows, perhaps along with ChrisW and ndhudson we'll make the WH North America meet actually happen one time!

Stretch wrote:I organized and took part in the first big meet-up for the website over Halloween weekend (Oct 2010). There I met a fantastic group of fellow hillwalking enthusiasts, many of whom have become – perhaps unknowingly – part of my support group. The memories of our adventure in Glencoe spawned several more meet-ups in 2011at Aviemore, Roy Bridge, Kintail, and Wales.

Was great to meet you and everyone else at that first meet! (and other times we've walked). Great times and great memories memories...

Beinn a'Bheithir "This aint Florida"

Take it easy on that Buckie pal

Glencoe BunkhouseImage

Meall Chuaich - background by gammylegwalker

Safe travels :)
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Re: So Long, but not Goodbye - The Cobbler

Postby Rekrab » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:01 am

just met you very briefly last month. have a great time and all the best i'll be doing the same as you in 2 years time and heading back across the pond.

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