It was time to get in the car and head to the Snake Pass for the TGO reunion.
So I also took a Space Blanket.
There were people coming along and I headed left straight up over the heather.
|When I got half way up, I was neither up nor down.
And it was a bit BROWN
|There was an ENORMOUS GORILLA|
I just love some of the rock formations and weathering here.
The geology is excellent, and there will be more tomorow.
So I did.
It was at this point that I felt all dreadful and rough.
This has been an intermittent theme recently and is NOT heart related, but does appear to be gastric.
It is under investigation and I am hoping it will go away.
The problem began after I was ill and after 2 weeks of antibiotics.
It could be and I am hoping it is just hot air. I am full of that.
But moving on.
A ran a bit and walked a bit, and ran a bit and walked a bit.
I still felt like crap, but whatever!
Somewhere along this bit a man in blue appeared out of the haze.
It was Bill H. I have a photo of him somewhere later on, but not today.
We stopped for a chat and after a while headed off in different directions.
This being the sensible thing to do since we had started out in different directions.
I carried on along the top initially intending to go to the downfall, but then decided after some considerable distance that I was getting bored and would descend down to the river and follow that back.
So I turned right and went down through the roughty tufty stuff until I came to the new fence that appears to have been built half way up along the entire length. I assume to keep the sheep in or out or somewhere.
Amazingly I appeared to have chosen the only place to descend that had a stile even though I had no idea it was there.
I carried on down to the bottom where I finally crossd the stream and started to walk back to the Snake.
I was still feeling a bit rough.
|The views back from the path were BROWN!|
For some reason I was now feeling much better so decided to run back along.
Not necessarily a good thing, because the path was rather wet and slippery.
As I got back near to the track that leads up to the road, I noticed a nice new track that was marked with posts with white tops and green marks on the trees.
So I followed it up into the woods where it lead to a …………………………………
I could not be bothered to go back, so I crashed on through the undergrowth gathering itchy, scratchy things and finally got to the bridge on the wrong side of the fence.
Had a bit of a meander around and then went up to the road.
A normal sensible chap would have gone back now, what with it beginning to get dark again, and I therefore went across the road and up onto Allport Moor.
It was getting even darker by now as I came back round to the small bothy.
This is looking a bit damp inside now.
Ok shelter from a storm, but you wouldn’t want to sleep in it. A bit damp and smelly.
Eventually I ran back along the narrow and rather slippy track and finally down to the Snake.
I had been out for about 5½ hours and I realised I had not stopped for a pee.
I was a tad dehydrated.
By the time I got down, the Snake was filling up
So I went and had a bath, being rather sweaty & smelly, and then it was time to be sociable!
I have NO idea what the You Tube video clip is about though!