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Bleck Cra
2007-08-06 16:37:29
AS THE CRA FLIES
Can you count to seven? One, two, three, four, five, five-and-a-bit, five-and-another-bit, five-and-still-another-bit, six, seven. At least that’s the way it goes when Cra does the Mournes Seven Sevens. A fortnight’s route planning was knocked on the head by the Start Official. Apparently my way was “no way”. And so muttering beneath my breath, I blended into the ribbon of wiser walkers ascending the Glen River, thrashed four of the seven in a trice and set to slipstreaming one of the hardest hard nuts from the Wee Binnians. Our ways parted at the top of Meelbeg and next time I saw him was across the glen. Why across the glen? Because I was going the wrong way. Whoops went the Blue Peter Navigation Badge and the finishing time. MacBeth said something about being “o’er far doon the road that gan back was worse than gan on” (wonder why Shakespeare never used the vernacular) and so with Caledonian stoicism (rage) I pushed on and knocked the BJ out of a desperate bog ‘n heather yomp on the lip of Lough Shannagh - the lighter side of which was 2 buffoons litting out after me, convinced I knew something they didn’t. I think one of them is still out there. Which goes to show that just because a man is moving, doesn’t mean he is going anywhere. To compound things, I took a madman’s route up Binnian - at 1500’ I thought I was going to die; at least it’s what I hoped. No 7, Lamagan and entirely minging circuits of Cove and Beag were a nauseous nightmare with only 1st gear left for going up. I hit the tarmac and the stopwatch at 9hours 17mins.”Where did you get to?” “It’s a long story. Read about it in mountainviews.”
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