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BleckCra
2018-04-15 21:27:22
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The Independent State
Independence of Ireland from Britain but not from Europe. Independence of Catalonia from Spain but not from a Spanish jail. Independence of Scotland from no one but definitely from England. Independence of Cork from Kerry and Kerry from Cork but neither from either or from Ireland.
Independence a damned fine concept but very complicated - and crucially a state of mind which is exactly all that matters.
I was up a hill yesterday. It's as well I know that because were I to be dependant on some expert advice, I wasn't. Up a hill that is.
It's hard to believe a hill can be a point of view but it seems it is. I have discussed this before on this website reference Tara Hill which the website now defines as a hill because it is historic and not because it is a hill. You do wonder.
Regarding that point of view, Slieve Mageogh may evolve to be THE point of view in the Mournes and I shall go back to check it out in some vis: any vis.
..... but there are things about it even in the mirk.
An ascent independent of its sister top, Pigeon Rock. An independent and defined summit, defined by a peak. Ben bin pin. A hangy rock for extra effect - a kind of badge of independence. Notably a Sliabh/Slieve according to ancient local observations. Independent of other Slieves.
... and on the mviews website? Not a mention.
So there we have it. I was hillwalking yesterday but according to the experts not up a hill.
So.... rock on experts. I'll just go this way. Up this hill.
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