Monday, 1 October 2012
Low Rigg.High Rigg.Lake District.Ullswater.
Down In the Lakes you at least have a choice of destinations on grim days like this with almost every height level and degree of shelter at your fingertips to pick from.I,m well past character building romps in wicked weather.
At my age my character has already been built up in the rain over decades then eroded away long ago so nowadays I love mixed landscapes filled with trees,woods ,rural farmland and picturesque villages. The Lakes has these in abundance.Hooray!
The Scottish Highlands in good weather has some of the best mountain and island landscapes in the world of course for walking, climbing ,kayaking and cycling ... in grim conditions though....Well, I. personally would rather poke my eyes with a cactus than face three days of bad weather up there....So why not go down to Lakeland instead?
We parked at Castlerigg stone circle,seen here.A popular spot.One thing about Alex is that he always comes prepared.Having done his homework beforehand he already knew the best places to park to avoid any £7 pound !!! car parks and knew the best tracks up the surrounding hills.Good to be back in his company again now he,s over his mystery bout of ill health..
Looking at my old battered guide book however I noticed both Alex and Myself ,Julian ,Brian ,Gordon John and Alistair had climbed Raven Crag routes in flat caps,with only pebbles, large testicles and brass buttons for protection in late September in years gone by after heavy showers.Hope they remember that next time we catch them staring at our middle aged ,hard won, spare tyres as we hug the hut sofa supping beer ,calmly ignoring enquiries as to when our row of babies are due.Titter ye not impertinent youth. I,ll go on a fitness drive when I see some of the younger club members shuffling up Overhanging Bastion or Eliminate A in the snow and rain.
Just because I,m fat and past it now doesn't mean I,ve always limped up pimples and rambled down rose festooned country lanes. Oh No.
Once upon a time I shuffled or was dragged Gibbering up sheer surfaces of rock and ice on a staggeringly successful ,shatteringly sufficient series of succulent occasions.Alliteratingly thrilling ,thunderously torrid tottering torrential tirade of throwaway words dont'cha think? [He's always Gibbered and Rambled as long as I've known him..He's famous for it. Alex.]
Seldom seen shuffling sun kissed deck chairs!.I,m suddenly a rhythmically rhyming , radically rampant ,romantic genius! Sweet Alliteration where have you been all my life?
This weeks video is a cracker folks.
Chinawoman.To be with others.
Russian Girl brought up in Canada,now living in Berlin I believe.
Very unusual song.Even more unusual subject matter.Great voice.
Wifes and mothers lock up your husbands and teenage sons .Husbands lock up everything else.she's coming to get ya!
If you like this another great song from the same person is 'Keep in mind.' 4.03.