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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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Ballinagee Bridge to Hollywood (Western Half of St. Kevin's Way)
jgfitz 2 days ago.
This is the first half of St. Kevin's Way, but walked in reverse direction. This pilgrim route normally starts in Hollyw walk, Len: 14.9km, Climb: 195m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

  
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Knocknafallia: Summit Found
CaminoPat 2 days ago.
Walked to Knocknafallia from Knockmeal on Sunday 18 February to location of stone cairn which includes a passage grave on the eastern side of Knocknafallia. The cairn is located at Irish Grid S 0...

  
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Lake District: Loughrigg Fell
Onzy 3 days ago.
Up and down to a solitary Wainwright above Ambleside. walk, Len: 5.0km, Climb: 278m, Area: Loughrigg Fell, Lake District - Central & ...

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Lake District: North Central Fells
Onzy 3 days ago.
Walk above Derwent Water taking in 5 Wainwright hills; Walla Crag (Not listed on MV), Bleaberry Fell, High Seat, High... walk, Len: 17.3km, Climb: 727m, Area: Bleaberry Fell, Lake District - Central

  
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Truskmore: Access update 18 Feb 2018 from carpark at IG78210 48924
ColinCallanan 3 days ago.
I had intended to summit Tievebaun and/or Truskmore, and had also hoped to check out "Eagles rock" using the car park as a start point at IG78210 48924, so I proceeded to park my car at this offic...

  
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Lake District: Above Troutbeck
Onzy 3 days ago.
Walk taking in 3 Wainwrights from Troutbeck, Sour Howes, Sallows and Troutbeck Tongue (not on this site). The extensi... walk, Len: 13.8km, Climb: 721m, Area: Sour Howes, Lake District - Eastern Fell

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How's this for a mountainview?
mcrtchly 6 days ago.
The majesty of the otherworldly night sky over the iconic Vestrahorn massif in SE Iceland. The moon had just risen and illuminated the snow-crested mountains, whilst the Milky Way arched overhead ...

  
Summit Comment
Knockanaffrin South Top: Steep Ascent
peter1 3 days ago.
There is ample parking at the trailhead, where a number of circular walks start and finish. Approaching the Knockanaffrin ridge from the East, provides a number of options once Coumduala Lough is ...

  
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Meelmore the concluding argument
BleckCra a week ago.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, the case of :-Meelmore, what the place name means in English.BleckCra -v- Ptempan.Summing up for the prosecution.The defendant avers and publishes that the Mounta...

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Gleniff Horseshoe
Aidy 5 days ago.
Headed out last Sunday to climb Tievebaun, but the lightning put me off. Got some great views in the Gleniff Horseshoe as a consolation.

  
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An enjoyable route up to Tievebaun with stunning views into Donegal.
ColinCallanan 3 days ago.
This was a very enjayable walk. We started in the carpark which has an information board titled "Eagles rock". walk, Len: 6.6km, Climb: 448m, Area: Tievebaun, Dartry Mountains (Ireland) Ti

  
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Mount Kennedy: Find the wall going north to south (or vice versa) over the summi
Bunsen7 a week ago.
I had to laugh when I looked at the tracks on the site and compared it to my own from O2276 0476. If I were to upload it there would be three tracks all of which reached the summit but took an unn...


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