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My blog nick-name is SIR HUGH. I'm not from the aristocracy - my middle name is Hugh which relates to the list of 282 hills in Scotland compiled by Sir Hugh Munro in 1891. I climbed my last one (Sgurr Mor) on 28th June 2009


Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Arnside Icebergs


Freezing weather continues. Burst water pipes necessitated moving the washing machine to the other side of the garage, and investing  in an electric heater to put behind the machine.

Christmas presents and a case of good wines from The Wine Society ordered on the Internet many days ago did not arrive until today saving the need for contingency plans.

City Link have been the most tardy. Royal Mail managed better. The wine arrived by the Society's own van.

The photos were taken today and show real mini icebergs. This is part of Morecambe Bay, which is of course salt water.
The crag in the background is Whitbarrow which has been the subject of some previous posts - it  extends a couple of miles or so to the north of this southern edge of its escarpment.
This one is looking west towards the full extent of Morecambe Bay. The railway viaduct leading to Grange over Sands can just be made out.

Once again all the best to everybody.


  1. I just came to your blog. I am walking in the summer of New Zealand, so the mini icebergs look unreal. I can't undertake really long walks anymore, but here in NZ there are many lovely places to take short ones and my husband and I have been enjoying them. I will keep up with your blog.

  2. 20th C Woman - thanks for your comment. Blogging and the Internet never cease to amuse me. In one hit I have travelled round the world from the UK to Alaska and then New Zealand. I did a bit of Googling on Manley Hot Springs. It looks like a wild and remote environment. Are you close to mountains there and how high are they?

    Walking is taking a back seat over the Christmas period. After Easter I intend to walk round the boundary of Wales in the UK, backpacking. This will be a trip of around 1000 miles at about 16 miles a day so it will take about two months. I hope to blog from my iPhone along the way.

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  4. Looks like the Weddell Sea. Glad the Wine Society came through. I was "sweating on the top line" (does that phrase echo back all the way to Gordon Terrace?) waiting, ironically, for the delivery of The Christmas Survival Kit - intended as a gift. It arrived. Best wishes all round.

  5. Lovely photos, Sir Hugh - especially the sunset (or is it sunrise?).

    Best wishes to you and your loved ones for a happy holiday season and grand new year.

  6. BB - It's certainly a familiar phrase. I thought it was universal, although I do not understand what "the top line" refers to.
    My Wine Society delivery included an expensive (for me) bottle of Rioja which we had with Christmas dinner. My son who had no knowledge of the wine, and neither is he a regular wine drinker (cider is his tipple), took one sip and said "Oh! I like this!"

    The Crow - thanks for the comment. The second pic is a sunset. They are both taken only a mile from my home.
    Best wishes for the New Year to you and yours.