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Bleck Cra
2009-04-04 22:17:20
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BANGING ON ABOUT THE MOURNES
A huffy Cra was heading home. A big walk had been decreed a flop. Donard was ticked off (also), Commedagh despatched and Bearnagh and Meelmore in the billy can. An adjournment for what passes as lunch for Cra. But no. Cra’s head is so full of dingbats that after 25 years of quadruple checking kit, he has failed to hear the bell that tolls for him. That bell is dotage. In bag - no lunch. This is 4 Mournes 700+ tops in just over 3 hours. No lunch is a bad thing. But the bell tolls again. This time for British Summer Time. Cra did Maths a century ago and has no idea if vis-a-vis daylight, this is a good or bad thing. Anyway, onwards to Meel Beag and the dreary Crom River, over the Dam and no lunch suddenly kicks in and Cra’s thin legs start to wibble. Having no notion if day or night approaches, he compares no lunch with no map (the allusion will not escape the cognoscentii of this website). Nothing else is an option. No Binnian. No Lamagan. So he trachles (an Ulster-Scots word: coconut for the translation) over the col and on to the Annalong track and thence the Brandy Pad. A miserable trail with nothing in the tank and a bad situation when night could fall at any moment. Then the final piece. An explosion. A bomb, which rocks the mountains, lifts Cra off his feet and reverberates into the sky. Back at base, a call to the police unearths zilcho. No bombs. Is Cra a hoaxer? Perseverance reveals that a World War 2 bomb was discovered on Rocky Mountain and today the sweat squad blew it up. KA-BLOOEY-BOOM! Bad to be in Belfast 1980. Worse to be in London 1940.
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