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My Boris March

Date walked: 30/03/2020

What is a Boris walk? One definition could be a Boris jog without the "Locomotion" style arm movements. I shouldn't criticise too much though as that is probably a bit like my own running style and speed. I can't prove this so you'll have to take my word for it that I did these walks moving my arms like steam train coupling rods as if to give the impression of running just so that I could crowbar the word jog into the report title.
I'm going to cheat slightly though by first casting back to the heady pre-lcokdown days when you could still drive to a location of your choice to do your standard exercise, bound only by the need to socially distance or, at least, dodge the folk who weren't bothering.

19/03/20 mid day forty minute walk during second day of working from home
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Taking a break from my definitely not ergonomic work station; sore back, sore hand.

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View to Hills of Tillymorgan and Foudland.

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Heading east.

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"One day you'll be in the ditch, flies buzzing around your eyes, blood on your saddle..."

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If I was to compare cows I'd say ours were a bit cleaner than Gordie's with better table manners too.

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Time to go back to the torture desk.

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A bit later on, ten yards from the front door.

22/03/20 first active social distancing walk
It was still permissible to drive to our standard walk this day. And Fyvie Loch really is, or was, a standard walk of ours.
Felt a bit self-conscious about the social distancing as most folk weren't really bothering, albeit we only had to dodge round half a dozen others.

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An interesting sky.

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Blossom at Fyvie Lcoh.

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And some daffs trying to lift the mood.

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A lot of ducking going on.

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This is Olympian!

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24/03/20 heading west and exploring a new path
Although the photos don't convey it this walk felt quite adventurous as we explored a path we hadn't been along before even though we have been past it a few times.
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Yet another thing to comply with; here, an instruction to us pedestrians to slow down.

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Would normally avoid this road because of the factory traffic but it is quiet now.

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Not sure.

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Agri-art.

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Pressed the wrong button but quite like the result.

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Typical rural Aberdeenshire letter box.

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Heading along the new (to us) path.

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Turned back not long after this but will return to explore further.

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Looks shy but we got a friendly welcome from one of Bracken's old friends.

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Farming life goes on.

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Interesting sky to end the day.

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27/03/20 daffodils and horses
A slightly different route to the previous walk.

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And here is my upgraded work station, having just managed to get an ergonomic mouse from PC World the day before it closed.

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What a beautiful day!

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Spot of sunbathing for the pond police.

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Up ahead a house that was a building site last time we were here. Now looking very nice and with two spaniels in residence.

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A composition.

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We met (at a safe distance!) a couple that know us by sight or at least the wife knows Jill from her dog walking and they told us a bit about route options from here. We didn't go much further this day but will come back for more investigation.

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Many of these in the hedges.

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Greener grass.

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For the regulation of squirrel movements.

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catkins

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30/03/20 Steinman Hill woods and getting caught in the showers
Decent forecast but caught in some grim showers.

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Knock Hill.

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Spotted.

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The woods we head for to miss the showers.

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Alvah Hill (near Banff!) and Turriff zoomed and foreshortened.

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Good path once past the bog.

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More furniture.

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Heavy looking shower over Turriff and heading our way.

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Fourman Hill.

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Knock Hill again.

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Grim time but still managing to force a smile.

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Tillymorgan and Foudland.

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Meall Leacachain

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 20/03/2020
Distance: 5km
Ascent: 350m
Views: 91


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Bin of Cullen for sunrise

Sub 2000s: Bin of Cullen
Date walked: 18/02/2020
Distance: 5.5km
Ascent: 180m
Views: 123


Dunnyduff Wood

Date walked: 31/01/2020
Distance: 5km
Ascent: 100m
Views: 89


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Date walked: 28/01/2020
Distance: 2km
Ascent: 200m
Views: 149


Tap o' Noth

Date walked: 31/12/2019
Distance: 4km
Ascent: 250m
Comments: 4
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Beinn Lice

Date walked: 22/12/2019
Distance: 8km
Ascent: 450m
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Date walked: 18/11/2019
Distance: 6km
Ascent: 450m
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Attachment(s) Date walked: 29/10/2019
Distance: 7km
Ascent: 412m
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2020

Trips: 6
Distance: 17.5 km
Ascent: 830m
Sub2000s: 1

2019

Trips: 31
Distance: 187.05 km
Ascent: 9684m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2018

Trips: 28
Distance: 191.9 km
Ascent: 12074m
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 3

2017

Trips: 31
Distance: 226.75 km
Ascent: 8838m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 2
Sub2000s: 4

2016

Trips: 20
Distance: 229 km
Ascent: 9236m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 3
Sub2000s: 6

2015

Trips: 39
Distance: 286 km
Ascent: 12583m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 3
Sub2000s: 9

2014

Trips: 29
Distance: 3564.25 km
Ascent: 15847m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 2
Sub2000s: 9
Hewitts: 3

2013

Trips: 29
Distance: 206.75 km
Ascent: 16700m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 4
Sub2000s: 4

2012

Trips: 12
Distance: 73 km
Ascent: 5261m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2011

Trips: 6
Distance: 55 km
Ascent: 3917m
Grahams: 3
Sub2000s: 1

2010

Trips: 6
Distance: 22 km
Ascent: 2200m
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2009

Trips: 4
Distance: 24.5 km
Ascent: 2194m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 1

2008

Trips: 3
Distance: 24 km
Ascent: 3189m

2007

Trips: 5
Distance: 31 km
Ascent: 1896m

2006

Trips: 3
Distance: 37 km
Ascent: 3730m

2004

Trips: 4
Distance: 44 km
Ascent: 2706m
Corbetts: 1

2003

Trips: 5
Distance: 50 km
Ascent: 5760m
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2002

Trips: 3
Distance: 29 km
Ascent: 2449m

2001

Trips: 5
Distance: 38 km
Ascent: 3745m
Munros: 2

2000

Trips: 1
Distance: 16 km
Ascent: 1300m
Munros: 3

1999

Trips: 1
Distance: 28 km
Ascent: 900m
Corbetts: 1

1998

Trips: 1
Distance: 8 km
Ascent: 1055m
Munros: 2

1997

Trips: 1
Distance: 27 km
Ascent: 1400m
Grahams: 1

1995

Trips: 4
Distance: 80 km
Ascent: 4322m
Munros: 3
Grahams: 1

1994

Trips: 2
Distance: 35.5 km
Ascent: 2477m
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

1993

Trips: 1
Distance: 10 km
Ascent: 1100m

1992

Trips: 1
Distance: 15 km
Ascent: 1345m


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