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BleckCra
2013-05-25 16:18:05
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uisge beatha (Expand pics)
IN ARCADIA
There comes a point where some of us wise up - where we put aside our contrariness and learn to see our world as it is - and it is completely wonderful.
We start to see that every day is a good day, be thankful for it and revel in it - but as each hour, each minute, each second takes us farther away from our childhood, we forget there were also once truly special days.
Days that were given to us then, to comfort us later, in the face of misplaced disappointment and self-righteousness.
So why do so few of us ever get these special days again? Simply because we have taken ourselves off the market.
In a strategy straight out of Fortune's handbook and as usual entirely concealed from us, I find myself yesterday in the bittersweet thrall of such a day.
Sweet that Mother Mourne gave me a day from Heaven, across its glittering bogs, its crystal rivers and its windblown tops; sweet that for twelve hours the clock never ticked so much as a tock; and sweetest, for me and all of it to be in the gentle, warm keeping of a timeless, golden, changeling child.
... and bitter of course...because although once it struck as heavy as the noonday sun, now like spindrift across the sound......, it is gone.
Special days like these can still capture us all - but only if we put ourselves in the frame.


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Corranabinnia Horseshoe
Peter Walker 5 hours ago.
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Tobi 6 hours ago.
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roscorrocket a day ago.
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Curra Hill: Cloudy Climb
andreos97 a day ago.
Fantastic walk, personally feel it's best starting your approach from Glenbeigh village and heading up through the forest as it's quite well signposted. Once leaving the cover of the trees, we wer...

  
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Cnoc Lios Uachtair: Connemara in the round
fieldoptic 2 days ago.
An easy to access and navigate hill, well worth it for its central position and views in every direction. Park as previously suggested at L8530 4820 and head north east before swinging north. The ...

  
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Glendalough Larger Loop
t.prewitz 6 hours ago.
walk, Len: 24.6km, Climb: 828m, Area: Camaderry South East Top, Dublin/Wicklow ...

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Cnoc Mordáin: Long Connemara Summer Evening
fieldoptic 2 days ago.
Though the road near L88003920 appears unfenced you will encounter a fence very soon after leaving the road. This fence extends along this back road, Bothar na Scrathóg and keeps cattle in typical...

  
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Ballinacorbeg: Worth a brief visit
Bunsen7 4 days ago.
Pleasantly surprised by this, could clearly see Lugnaquilla and Croaghanmoira, as well as numerous other summits, slightly awkward entry into the fields just west of the forest which don't appear ...

  
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Day 21 Germany Trip
simoburn 9 hours ago.
walk, Len: 32.1km, Climb: 2210m, Area: Germany, Bavaria ()

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Ballinafunshoge: Eastern View
Bunsen7 4 days ago.
Tree felling has opened up this view of the Vartry reservoir and the east coast from just below the summit of Ballinfunshoge. The Wicklow way runs left to right (southwards) just a few hundred met...

  
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Day 19 Germany Trip
simoburn a day ago.
walk, Len: 18.6km, Climb: 1844m, Area: Germany, Bavaria ()

  
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Ballinafunshoge: Nice approach along the track from Sleamaine
Bunsen7 4 days ago.
Found this easy to bag using the tracks via Sleamaine marked on "east-west mapping" map, including the forest ride. Track uploaded for anyone with an interest but given recent tree felling on the ...


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