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padodes
2007-05-30 19:16:30
Seeing the light
Weedavie, do I detect the beginning of a miraculous conversion in your words? If you end up with a GPS in the bottom of your bag, the chances are that you will soon be using it. Your contention that one has "more freedom on the hill with map and compass" is contradicted in my own experience every time I take to the mountains. With a contour map installed on the GPS, you have in fact a moving map that shows your position in relation to the essential features on the ground. Granted, it doesn't give you the same breadth of vision as a paper map, nor the same amount of detail (the "hobbyist stuff" that you dismiss is trying to remedy this), but it serves its purpose very well, allowing you to make good navigational decisions that get you safely to where you want to go, particularly when visibility is low. There's a lot to be said, too, for a small piece of equipment that doesn't flap wildly around your neck in a gale or become a piece of blotting paper after the first shower. The advice you quote from Mr Ingram is perfectly right, but it is also self-evident. Just as there is a correct way of using map and compass, there is also a correct way of using GPS. In the end, well used, the two techniques are complementary.


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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep 18 hours ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

  
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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep 18 hours 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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Inishsirrer: Deserted village
magicstep 20 hours ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

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ewen 2 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 20 hours ago.
Surprisingly Donegal islands have a very good mobile internet reception, sometimes better than in an office in Dublin.

  
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A handy way up two western Monavulaghs.
simon3 3 days ago.
Easy access to the ridge.Improved RouteUsing the hard won experience of others and new forest roads we found a relati... walk, Len: 6.5km, Climb: 263m, Area: Bleantasour Mountain, Comeragh Mountains

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Inishsirrer: Part of a road from the past
magicstep 21 hours ago.
There's a salty tidal lake on the island.

  
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Hacha Grande by following my nose.
jackill 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.5km, Climb: 636m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

  
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Inishsirrer: Uninhabited except a few sheep.
magicstep a day ago.
I did kayak to the island in 2014. There is a slipway facing the mainland. Lot's of ruined houses. Walking is decent as the island is flat but in places ground is uneven and overgrown, there are o...

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Knockroe: OMG - I forget to check the MV page!
Pepe 2 days ago.
Decided to make a day out of a Dublin-Waterford drive, despite low-hanging cloud. Knockroe wore a misty white cap as I glanced up from the Sculloge Gap carpark. Planning my attack (so I thought), ...

  
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Montana Roja 2
jackill 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 6.1km, Climb: 273m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

  
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Local 97
marymac 5 days ago.
An abstract Artist, Charles Shaw, said "Real happiness consists in not what we actually accomplish, but what we think we accomplish." I moved house. So my Local 100 changed. The new list includes ...


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