Tuesday, August 09, 2005

A Sunday Stroll Or Dicing With Death

Climb Ev'ry Mountain
Originally uploaded by NellyMoser.
On Sunday we went to the Sperrins. I drove while Bert read maps. It was a glorious sunny day which Bert saw little of - his nose being buried in Ordnance Survey.

We had a picnic in a little wood then went for a walk. I could have happily tramped around that wood for a couple of hours with my pedometer click-clicking towards my required 20000 steps but Bert had found another wood on his map and it had a little lake and he wanted to go there.

Driving there I saw what looked like a fairly accessible hill. For some reason I said, "I want to go up there." This was unusual for me, as I've been finding excuses not to climb hills for over ten years. Maybe in the light of Robin Cook's recent demise whilst hill-walking I felt that I too should dice with death.

It was tiring, it was glorious and it was worth it. On the way up I felt my heart practically trying to escape my chest wall. I just told it, 'way to go old pump. You can do it.'

The way down was more worrying. I was afraid I might slip and break or twist my leg. Funnily it was not the pain or inconvenience that worried me most but rather that it would keep me from going out walking - which has become my addiction. But we made it down safely and went to the wood with the lake, which was crap.

Meanwhile over on Trostan poor Dave did sprain his ankle whilst hill-walking. I hope you get better soon Dave and also that Zoe is being very kind to you.

Ed - I've figured out why culchies have strange uppy-downy walks. It's because they normally walk on uppy-downy terrain. Their legs are so used to it that they do it even when they're in town.


Anonymous said...

Nelly, you don't have to explain it to me. It's all these city folk that don't get it.


Hageltoast said...

great blog, will drop in again. And there is nothing dull about harry sleeping, or the 3million photos of my pet rats i show to anyone who makes the mistake of showing me a baby photo. ;)

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Anonymous said...

Ah, comment spam. Ain't it great?


Lost Identity said...

Yes, seems to be comment spam.

Nelly, what a great picture of you conquering the hill! Hurray for your motivation!

Nelly said...

I'm a bit worried about that. What IS comment spam & is there anything I can do about it?

Thanks for compliment on hill clambering.

Anonymous said...

Comment spam is definite proof of the existence of Satan. It is when bastards use your comments to advertise their site/product/gimmick/scam. And if you're paying for the site, then you're paying for their ads. Which annoys people, for some reason.

And there's not a lot you can do about it. Generally, though, blogger seems to be alright in dealing with it, or else you'd have been swamped by it.