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weedavie
2007-01-30 12:53:51
Take those chains..
I completely agree with dmiriam. We need to get free of our compasses. Like him, I've walked in the hills of Southern Spain. I'd no compass, some scant instructions and a badly photocopied map. I was reasonably successful but got laughed at by Gill, who'd no idea where she was, for my obvious anxiety. What caused the anxiety? I'd got myself tied to the idea of a fixed route and deviation was just wrong. If we shed the artificial tools and stick to the principle of starting finishing and enjoying the journey, we'll be better off.

I can feel a challenge coming on. What about travelling from Clifden to Tourmakeady without aids. No map, no compass, no watch, no GPS, no use of public roads. I'm reaching here because I've not been East of the Maamturks but it looks like wilderness. Obviously you'd want to wait till the days were a little longer but it could be a giggle.

Incidentally while appreciating Cra's ovine ramblings, I did wonder if Irish shepherds resemble their Scottish equivalents. I'm convinced they get dubbed on TV because the ones I've encountered call the dogs with the sort of language that would cause sideways glances at a Leith dockers' soiree. More a sort of vagina monologue really.
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 2 weeks ago.
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 3 weeks ago.
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 3 weeks ago.
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 weeks ago.
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