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CaptainVertigo
2005-08-28 00:55:37
"Parched, but ALIVE" from CaptainVertigo Expand pics
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A BURNING PASSION
Hillwalking requires little enough in the way of paraphenalia. A decent pair of boots; enough clothing to Honour the Modesty of all God's Creatures; sustenance; and some water. Rejecting the seemingly mundane, there are those who have made a Fetish of each of these Simplicities, and , indeed, others have profited from their folly. All tolerated. But "magnificent men" with their hydration machines ? Big lads sucking water from plastic pipes connected to bladders in their knapsacks? Grinning and drooling like Gobdaws*! High on the bugs that must inevitably inhabit such nooks and crannies.No warning nor jibe will sway these lads. They are truly hooked. Listen to their rationalisations: "It saves us stopping to take out the bottle". "You get just the right amount you need". Go way outta that Boys! Who're ya fooling?? Ye have sold ye'r manhood in the name of convenience!! A REAL MAN stops every now and then and holds the container at magnetic north to 90 degrees. The water dosen't leak or dribble. It CASCADES. It plunges to the back of a parched throat. Thirst is fire. It is appetite. Thirst is proof of life. Be glad of it. Don't try to dampen the sparks before they becomes flame. LET IT BURN, and then QUENCH IT...................................Gobdaw -defined in the Urban Dictionary as

"An idiot or fool. (Irish slang, used mostly by country folk).That fella's an awful gobdaw.

That stupid gobdaw crashed his car again."
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