My Paramo jacket is at last too warm, and I have taken to my RAB shell, just to keep the chill wind at bay.
An hour's drive took me to Dundry Down (ST 553 667) which turned out to be the most disgusting Marilyn summit so far. It is a general dumping ground and adjacent to a scrap vehicle yard, but that all adds interest to this project, and each top has its own surprises. Dundry overlooks the whole of Bristol to the north and the M4 bridge was clearly visible.
I am continuing to take photos for this blog with the IPad. The results are not bad, but I am doctoring them a bit with a Photoshop app I have on the pad. Holding the tablet still in a stiff wind is almost Impossible, and in any kind of bright outdoor light you can't see anything on the screen - you just have to point, and shoot in hope. Memory Map with its GPS is excellent, and I just stuff the tablet down my shirt front making it easy to get at and convenient to carry. I would have no qualms about carrying its extra weight on a backpacking trip.
Long Knoll (ST 786 376) in the Wiltshire Downs provided an enjoyable 3 kilometre ridge walk there and back. It seems that few of these hills have provided much extended walking so far.
That concludes Area 41. I'm booked in at the Camping and Caravan Club site at Salisbury tomorrow - Area 42.
Marilyns this trip - 17
Total so far - 303
Dundry Down scrap vehicles
Another one for my "Relics" collection
Looking back along the ridge of Long Knoll
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