BB1634 : T L ; D R ?

Th 6 Oct 16

Accordiing to the Daily Telegraph, there is a new entry in the Oxford English Dictionary's list of abbreviations:

T L ; D R

I had never heard of it but apparently in urban slang it means:

Too Long ; Didn't Read

Fortunately no-one has yet sent me that message regarding a BB report but it doesn't mean that they (or you) haven't thought it.  So, I will try and keep this one brief.

John 65 b'day so Old Man Coniston.

The Old Man of Coniston from Walna Roaad Car Park

Park: Walna Rd.  UnXpectedly met 4mer work-m8: David A.

Direct rUt from S, X 2rist rUt

On the climb, Coniston Water behind

The Old Man on the Old Man

Dow Crag from the Old Man ascent

At top met tEm from LEds Beck88 Uni on oriNteerng Xrcii.

Levers Water from Brim Fell

Seathwaite Tarn

Sun, strong brzz, gAl 44 gusts, gr8 vUU.

The Scafell range

3Ws 4 Terry: GrA FriR, Gr8 Carz (Xamind crashd plAn), Swirl How.

Looking back at Brim Fell, Dow Crag and Blackpool Tower

+ 1 no1 nEded- Brim Fell

Comitibus :  Great Carrsl

Terry's 3rd W bag of the day

Crashed plane undercarriage

Mini Matterhorn on Grey Friar

Memorial Cairn

StEp DsNt Prison Band 2 Levers H2O.  

Terry no skinny dip X BB1434 .

Leveers Water, looking back to Prison Band

Tony wanted 2 Xplor mIn but ropd off. Martin sI rElEf

Tony's mine workings

Evening Sun at Car Park

Old fireplace in the Sun

Back 2 car & 2 Sun.  

John bought bErs.  

We sang:

H B 2 U

HOp tht ws short enuf.  


DS Th 6 Oct 16

Prize Competition

It's a while since we had a competion so here goes.  

Here are three items spotted on today's outing.

Can you identify what they are?  Yes the photos have been solarised but are otherwise undoctored.  

A small prize awaits he or she with the best entry.

Entries must be received by Sunday 16th October 2016





Thursday 6th October 2016

Distance in miles:

9.8 (Garmin)

Height climbed in feet:

3,493 (Memory Map / OS)


The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell,
Grey Friar, Great Carrs, Swirl How


Bryan, Don, John, Martin, Terry, Tony

Map shown: Harvey's

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