: Silly Northern 'addock !
4th October 2012
on earth is he waffling about this time?" I
hear the cry.
Or maybe: "Where can
I get some of those pills that he's taking?"
a synchrotron is a cyclotron in which the magnetic field strength increases with the energy of the particles to keep their orbital radius constant.
then you knew that didn't you?
that a cyclotron is a type of particle accelerator in which charged particles accelerate outwards from the center along a spiral path. The particles are held to a spiral trajectory by a static magnetic field and accelerated by a rapidly varying (radio frequency) electric field.
has a strange relevance to today's outing, which, if
you stagger through to the end of our physical, and
my verbal, ramblings will be come clear. Maybe.
was the only pal playing out today. So we decided
to do something that would impress Bryan- not just the
fact that we were doing it but that we were doing it
without his help!
We were going Orienteering!
first we had to reach the start point, an easy stroll
from home, then across the river before detouring round the Low Sizergh farm trail
with Tony lusting after an old tractor.
also noticed an amusing back scratcher for
the cows in the barn.
we strode through the tunnel
and up to Sizergh Castle where the Sizergh
Fell Permanent Orienteering Course
has been introduced.
tunnel, with light at the end thereof
cheated and bought the course card a couple of days
beforehand meant that Tony could concentrate on
buying and eating his noon time essentials in the cafe.
Yes, we started late and were travelling light.
explained to Tony that there
were fifteen "randomly" sited markers to be
found by consulting a map with circles showing their
approximate location. Each contained a number
to be written down on the answer sheet.
plots the route
second and third!
first site was obvious. For the second we took
a more direct route than the organisers intended. I
slipped down an outcrop so shrieked out a warning: "Tony
- Darned hill rocks!" He
sensibly took a safer route.
Tony proved to be increasingly confident as a navigator
and succesfully guided us round the full course, all
targets being located.
have all the photographic evidence if necessary but
it would be unfair to publish the detailed proof, thereby
depriving others of the pleasure of the search and the
National Trust the pleasure of the money!! I could
relate a false story but you would only complain that
talks conned horridly.
Knott, no Blackpool Tower (see later)
than return to base after securing the final objective,
we decided to add an extra challenge, namely to seek
out the Simm Well in Brigsteer Park, as marked on the
OS map. En-route, we passed a gate with what at
first look like moles hanging therefrom, then some twig
on picture to see the moles (?)
our surprise, it started bucketing down, something that
the weather was not supposed to do today. We did
find the well but rather than the dry overgrown spring
about which I had read on the internet, it was absolutely
gushing with water.
and the gushings
returned to the Castle and being awarded a badge for
having full marks on our score sheet, we then decided to put our National
Trust Cards to good use and go round the castle.
proud Tony wih badge
there being no obvious connection to Tony's other woman, Lady Ann Clifford,
this had been his suggestion and a good one. In
fact the family that donated the Sizergh
Castle to the National
Trust (and still live in a wing) are the
gloriously named Horneyold-Stricklands.
is actually the Lord of the Manor where I live and owns
Helm, the hill overlooking Natland, where I am a Commoner
(with the right to gather bracken and graze one sheep
for something like 38 days per year).
were not allowed to take photos inside the castle so,
sadly, I can't show you the
particular picture that caught my eye. It was one of
the ancestors who had a
horridly slanted conk.
you will just have to imagine the look of this medieval
structure with its myriad of ancient family paintings,
panelled rooms and period furniture, Or go and
see things for yourself - it is well worth a visit.
we visited an ancient barn which Tony described as being
more like a tiny
out at last, we trotted down the road to a more familiar type
of house- the Strickland Arms which is fast becoming
the BOOTboys' local (and I still love that fox hunting music
print - see BB1229).
I omitted from previous reports is to reveal who it
is that drinks
at the pub. It is in fact the tiny
he on about now? And what's the relevance to Kill
it's simple. I know I am just a Silly
Northern 'addock but
it amused me!
All the items in italics are anagrams
of that magnificent nomenclature Horneyold-Strickland.
Nowt more than that!
4th October 2012
Aren't your relieved that I didn't weave Oh!
kindly, scrotal nerd. into the
Bull Fails To Baffle Towering Brain
has proved to be a rather sceptical member of our ranks.
And, as it transpires, rightly so. For years
I have taken as gospel what those with better eyesight
have told me, particularly with regard to the location
and visibility of Blackpool Tower.
now I know that some, but not all, of the photos that
have been previously supplied to me purportingly showing
the Tower and published in good faith can now be confirmed
brain took to the air to prove that far from lying to
the right of the Heysham power stations as BB1230
would suggest, when seen from Hutton Roof it is to the
scientific analysis to the problem, I have been able
to confirm his contention and thereby reveal the sad
fact that some of my BOOTboy
colleagues may indeed be fraudsters.
investigation shows that the line of coincidence of the two
features, when extended northwards, passes over Benson
Knott, near Kendal, to Knock Fell on the Pennines and
on to the East Coast at Bamburgh. However, if
you think you can see the Tower from beyond Knock Fell,
let me know what pills you are on and I'll have some.
follows that those who claim to have seen the Tower
to the right of the nuclear power stations whilst on
Scout Scar (BB1229)
might not be charlatans. But then again..... !
can further confirm John's findings through having revisited
Hutton Roof. Using my more powerful camera with
its mega zoom, the following is revealed:
as we mathematicians say.
the line of coincidence also flows over Arnside Knott
hence our inability today to add to the debate.
climbed in feet:
Fell, Sizergh Castle
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