: Where Are We?
25th June 2021
are we? That's the question I ask
Jamie every time we go out. He likes
to keep tabs on what his old man is doing
with the BOOTboys
so part way round our adventure I WhatsApp
him a picture of the scenery and ask him
to let me know where we are.
week I was sure I would have him foxed.
Here is the picture I sent him:
thought that it was so nondescript with
few distinguishing features and in such
an obscure place that he would never get
minutes later he had flown over in his Googlecopter
and back came this picture:
of Wasdale Beck was his answer. How
did he manage that? Sure, Uncle Google
would take him flying over the Lake District
but the Bannnisdale Round? That's so obscure
that we never saw a single person all day
long but Jamie worked it out.
you, had I taken the picture at the start
of the day it might have been a different
story. It was quite misty at Shap
had faith in the Met Office that it would
soon burn off. That faith was somewhat
tested. An hour later, on the top
of High House Bank it was no better and
it wasn't until we reached Robin Hood that
the Merry Men started to blow the clag away.
High House fell it was in danger of becoming
a nice day and by the time we reached our
zenith of Harrop Pike it was positively
nice, albeit with a cold breeze. Time for
toe repair and lunch (12:00, Tony). We
could see Mosedale Quarry but not the Cottage
and also Wet Sleddale but not Uncle Monty's.
going had been, and would continue to be,
quite hard work being mostly across heather
tufts or peat bogs. I was going to
say that fortunately the bogs were largely
dry but there again that was why we were
had wanted to do the Crookdale Round.....
mainly because he hadn't done if before
and the recent dry spell had made this the
ideal time to go.
have been before- fifteen years ago on BB0624.
My concluding remarks then were as
This was not the prettiest walk we have ever done .... at times the terrain was difficult- tufty with potentially leg breaking hidden holes..... but this was definitely the day to have done it.
return leg was over similar terrain....
with tantalising glimpses of Shap Quarry
and the A6.
was interesting to return after so long
but I have no wish to do it again and nor
has Martin. I can't speak for Stan,
TV Mike and Robin. I'm sure Holly
back in Kendal, I WhatsApped a picture to
Margaret saying "Where are we?"
she knew the answer. So did Tony!
Thursday 25th June 2021