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|Arnside station - 9:00 am|
|Departure from Preston|
|Breakfast at Kinlochhourn. Tom has a degree in chemistry with a resultant attention to detail in food and other preperations|
Note the hair style
|Towards the sea|
|...a bit later attention to damage|
|Boat repairs - Tom's attention to detail shining through again in this study|
|Elastoplast and Nickwax save the day|
|The old Blacks Good Companions Major (with A poles and sewn in groundsheet!)|
|From well up on Ladhar Beinn|
|Very steep grass ledges to come|
|Tom on the summit|
|I see from this Tom was carrying his ice axe|
|As is so often clouds cleared as we descended|
|Spot the tent|
|Approximate only depiction of route|
|General location for followers from abroad who may not be familiar with UK geography|
|CLICK TO ENLARGE - The route is just short of 8 miles. I have drawn it as near as I can from my description|
|Preparing for the off|
|Approaching Black Force|
|Black Force - much steeper than it looks here|
|Approaching The Spout - terminus of Carlin Gill|
|End of the road - how do you get out? Camera has found its match for exposure|
|Our escape - about twenty yards to the left of BC in the last photo|
|Zoom to the Scafells|
|Zoom to Arnside Knott - my house is somewhere in the middle of that photo|
|BC decides to convert to shorts|
|Steep sided valleys everywhere limiting route options in these unique hills|
|Zoom back to our exit from the gill|
Lives of great men will remind us
We can make our lives sublime
And,departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.
Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o’er life’s solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.
I saw a jolly hunter
With a jolly gun
Walking in the country
In the jolly sun.
In the jolly meadow
Sat a jolly hare.
Saw the jolly hunter.
Took jolly care.
Hunter jolly eager-
Sight of jolly prey.
Forgot gun pointing
Wrong jolly way.
Jolly hunter jolly head
Over heels gone.
Jolly old safety catch
Not jolly on.
Bang went the jolly gun.
Hunter jolly dead.
Jolly hare got clean away.
Jolly good, I said.
Charles Causey - (24 August 1917 – 4 November 2003) was a Cornish poet, schoolmaster and writer. His work is noted for its simplicity and directness and for its associations with folklore, especially when linked to his native Cornwall.
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