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padodes
2008-10-18 18:18:36
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Boots
Replying to Moac’s query about boot repairs some time ago, Jackill did some “sole searching” (25/09/08) and came up with a place where, even in this age of unrepentant consumerism, a sole can still be saved. Some might argue that once a boot has begun to lose its sole, it is beyond redemption and should be consigned to outer darkness. On the other hand, should we cast out old friends just because deep wrinkles now furrow their brow or because their steps have begun to falter? Between a walker and a tried and trusty pair of boots there is a bond that asks for nothing better than everlasting prolongation.

Over the years, my own successive pairs of boots have espoused every bulge and bend, every curve and cleft, of my knobbly feet. They have cocooned them in relative comfort, taken them dry across sucking bogs and intact up the side of craggy mountains. They have even followed me abroad and walked with me in exotic places. Why should it all end in inconsolable divorce? I do admit that I haven’t ever gone so far as to resole my worn-out boots. Nonetheless, they continue to get a grateful coat of wax from time to time, and we still share memories that are far more enduring than vibram and leather.

I found the boots you see in the photo on top of a small hill (T 1774 9462) near Trooperstown in Wicklow. One can hardly imagine what sole-wrenching drama must have played itself out here that could have led to such a final separation.
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Summit Comment
Slieve Elva: Fantastic scenery
Damian120 2 hours ago.
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Summit Comment
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eejaymm 4 days ago.
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Forum: General
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tomlug48 21 hours ago.
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Track
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Onzy 23 hours ago.
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Summit Comment
Knockannavea: Nice views to be had
csd a day ago.
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Track
Picos de Europa
peter1 a day ago.
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Summit Summary
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: CaminoPat 2 days ago.
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Track
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Summit Summary
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: CaminoPat 2 days ago.
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Track
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Onzy 4 days ago.
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Forum: General
.Lough Oular from Tonlagee
tomlug48 a day ago.
A beautiful July day on the summit of Tonlagee. Gazing down at the beautiful heart shaped Lough Oular.Tom Barragry & the Brothers of the Lug.

  
Summit Comment
Knocknabro West Top: A Long Hard Slog
CaminoPat 2 days ago.
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