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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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Divis: Great views
Wilderness 10 hours ago.
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Knocknadobar: Great views
Wilderness 20 hours ago.
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Summit Comment
Croagh Patrick: Cold climb
Wilderness 20 hours ago.
I was wary of the dark hail clouds that kept hitting the mountain. Some of them looked thundery. Fortunately there was no lightning and a'lot of people about. When the clouds moved away the views ...

Track
Seefin SE Top from the South
peter1 a day ago.
This is a short route to take in the SE Top as I had missed it out on previous trips. It's not too difficult to find ... walk, Len: 6.1km, Climb: 261m, Area: Seefin South-East Top, Ballyhoura Mountai

  
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Gaugin Mountain: Clear morning
Wilderness 21 hours ago.
We started our climb up this mountain from the minor forest road (south of Gaugins summit). At the top we got one of the most clearest days I've ever seen. We could see all across Ulster: Cuilcagh...

  
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Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa: Romance and Reality
CaptainVertigo 2 days ago.
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Knocknacusha: Nice end to a day out.
muddyboots 4 days ago.
Similar to the other contributors, this is not a single summit day out. I did it after Colly. It's an hour or so with a coffee break. Start at the Ballaghasheen pass (spectacular drive in & out) a...

  
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Keeper Hill from Silvermines (Knockanroe Carpark)
caseyc481 5 days ago.
Wanted to climb Keeper Hill from the Silvermines side. Parked at Knockanroe carpark, walking downhill on fire road unt... walk, Len: 14.9km, Climb: 763m, Area: Keeper Hill, Shannon (Ireland) Keeper H

  
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HoschIchenheim 3 days ago.
I'm a Hillwalker from the South-West of Germany near the French town of Strasbourg. I'm mainly walking in the Alps, Vosges and Black Forest mountains. So far on two occasions I have been to Kerry,...

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Feeling Blue
mcrtchly 3 days ago.
This is one of the most famous mountain views in Norway of the fishing village of Hamn°y, Lofoten islands with Fellshelltinden mountain (428m) in the background. The rust red cottages are old fish...

  
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Meenteog South-East Top: Really...when is a mountain a mountain
muddyboots 4 days ago.
I am sure like many of you, especially simoburn, that the addition of the Arderin Begs while technically needed, added loads more summits to climb. This one is, well, a real hard sell. I was tryin...

  
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Colly: Double entendre?
muddyboots 4 days ago.
This is a great quick summit- follow the farm track from the end of the road at Coomnaspeara. I met 2 farmers (one on the way up and the other on the descent. There are 2 farmhouses at the end of ...


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