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Bleck Cra
2008-01-04 17:21:22
ON DEAD MAN'S LAND
Volsung, sadly I think I agree with you. I say “sadly” because I suppose when speaking of the dead, one should be “sad”. The solution eludes me but I am less sad about that…., because I think it should. There is no more desperate affect on people than the loss of a friend or relative (although there certainly can be exceptions – some of which I myself am looking forward to) and the vote has to go with them. I don’t like these memorials because they jar with what I confidently call “my environment”. But how does that compare with death? Not well, I am afraid – and so plastic flowers and cheesy epitaphs adorn the roadsides, weary plaques and tattered mementos pepper the hills. But we greatly exaggerate – there are half a dozen of them across the Mournes main routes and were there two dozen would it be more painful for us than their architects? Alas and uncomfortably I think we have to put it in perspective (although of course I understand the inference, that an inch soon becomes a mile) and buy into it as best we can. Is it litter? No. Is it offensive? No .Is it a bad thing? On balance, a guarded No. My own Da, post the pyre, was launched out into the golf course he inhabited when alive, to inhabit it when dead. It is what he (but not the golf course) would have wanted – so his mates spread him around under cover of darkness – they all, in flesh and spirit, had a ball. For the moment, I am going to go with the dead people – although hopefully not immediately.
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Forum: General
Crazy Hounds
roscorrocket 2 hours ago.
Only getting round to posting this now, as other factors intervened, but last Friday (July 14th) when coming towards the end of a circuit of five of the Mournes seven sevens, I watched in amazemen...

  
Summit Comment
Curra Hill: Cloudy Climb
andreos97 3 hours 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...

  
Track
Day 19 Germany Trip
simoburn 14 hours ago.
walk, Len: 18.6km, Climb: 1844m, Area: Germany, Bavaria ()

Summit Comment
Cnoc Lios Uachtair: Connemara in the round
fieldoptic a day 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 ...

  
Track
Day 17 Germany Trip
simoburn 14 hours ago.
walk, Len: 25.3km, Climb: 1873m, Area: Germany, Bavaria ()

  
Summit Comment
Cnoc Mordáin: Long Connemara Summer Evening
fieldoptic a day 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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Day 16 Germany Trip
simoburn 14 hours ago.
walk, Len: 28.6km, Climb: 2693m, Area: Germany, Bavaria ()

  
Summit Comment
Ballinacorbeg: Worth a brief visit
Bunsen7 3 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 ...

  
Track
Day 15 Germany Trip
simoburn 14 hours ago.
walk, Len: 22.0km, Climb: 1941m, Area: Germany, Bavaria ()

Summit Comment
Ballinafunshoge: Eastern View
Bunsen7 3 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...

  
Track
Day 13 Germany Trip
simoburn 14 hours ago.
walk, Len: 16.5km, Climb: 1320m, Area: Austria, Vorarlberg ()

  
Forum: General
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ColinCallanan 12 hours ago.
Thought I'd treat myself to the printed version, and it's good we can support MV in this way. Looking forward to reading all the nice articles in print. There's something nice about reading "off-s...


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