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CaptainVertigo
2010-10-11 10:09:45
The Afterglow
There is a wonderful moment in Woody Allen's "Everything you always wanted to know about..." when the camera moves back from a close-up of Gene Wilder smoking in post-coital bliss to reveal, sharing his bed, a sheep. I am currently in such a state. If I were a smoker I would be smoking. I am at peace with the Universe, although there is every danger that when the camera reveals the whole story, the cause of my tranquillity may involve "sheepishness" on the part of many. Like Woody I find it difficult to express myself in mere words, and must therefore sunstantially rely on visual images.So I have prepared a small piece of cinema in order to convey my sincere thanks to Wicklore and Brenno (although I singularly failed to do justice to the more restrained contribution of McCrithley which will have to feature in the sequel). This laconic "moving picture" has been completed within a very short period and will fall far short of the standard to which you have lately become accustomed. Its appearance on YouTube will depend on successful processing. In previous cases my movies have been referred to the Board of Directors of YouTube for approval and since I am a controversial figure, you may not be able to see anything for a month. When the censors have given the OK you can enter YouTube and search there for CapVertigo (or Scavenger Five). I began by seeking to capture the terrible poignancy of walkers who "pass in the day", but sadly lost sight of my objectives as time went on. The result is what critics are calling "A Dog's Dinner"

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Galtymore & Galtybeg from King's Yard
conrad1179 10 hours ago.
run, Len: 11.8km, Climb: 670m, Area: Galtymore, Galty Mountains (Ireland) Galty...

  
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Camaderry South East Top: Steep climb, sorry trail, great views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 21 hours ago.
There's a number of ways to reach the top such as starting from the main, paying, carpark near the Glendalough lake at around T1115 9635. Going straight up from here more or less north there is an...

  
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Kirikee Mountain: Kirikee from the NW.
simon3 21 hours ago.
From the ridge south of Derrybawn there is this NW view of Kirikee.Courtesy of siteviewer_comreg.ie we can find the owner of this mast: Three Ireland.The amusing conjunction with the cairn below t...

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Brockagh Mountain SE Top: Flattish height NW of Laragh with views, boggy paths a
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 22 hours ago.
Situated at the south eastern tip of a spur from Tonelagee it therefore commands wonderful views out over Laragh to the south east and Glenmacnass valley and waterfall to the north. Glendalough is...

  
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Carrickarede: Island.
sandman 2 days ago.
Carrickarede island is connected to the mainland by the world famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. One of Northern Ireland's top tourist attractions it is operated by the National Trust but unfortun...

  
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BRANDON HILL - THE QUICK WAY
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
A steep but quick ascent along the forestry on rocky terrain, along what I believe has been dug as a firebreak rather ... walk, Len: 5.0km, Climb: 305m, Area: Brandon Hill, South Midlands (Ireland) B

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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep 3 days ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

  
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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep 3 days ago.
Visited in 2014. There's a sandy beach and a solid pier with slipway and a picnic table facing the mainland. The road from the pier all the way thru the village is a robust concrete one, but it's ...

  
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BLACKSTAIRS CHALLENGE 2017 - A PEAK-BAGGER'S ROUTE
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 34.1km, Climb: 1629m, Area: Black Rock Mountain, Blackstairs Mountai...

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Inishsirrer: Deserted village
magicstep 3 days ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

  
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ewen
ewen 5 days ago.
Now living furth of Scotland and getting to know the Irish hills. If you come across a Scottish hill Walker with dodgy knees and walking sedately, stop and say hello.

  
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Inishsirrer: The only building that is not a ruin.
magicstep 3 days ago.
Surprisingly Donegal islands have a very good mobile internet reception, sometimes better than in an office in Dublin.


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