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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


Monday, 14 June 2021

Llangollen Canal. 1

Monday 14th May 2021 "Not many camping sites up there." i am do addressed by sn elderly gent as i walk up a busy street in Nantwich. i have just arived on the 9:17 am train. i'm not sure what he meant by "up there." ) have shopped at Mortisons and i march h on to aaacend to the aqwduct about a mile from Natwich centre whuch narks the start of this forty somethjbg mile walk There is a damp fizzle in the air. the canal is busy with boats. I can't post photos here and will do a dlide show later ftom home. i decide to record any wuirky boat names which may form a seperate dlide show. i have chatted to many boat people. "Endeavour" proved to originate from sn Inspector Morse novel and not Shackleton. i correctly idrntified Bright Water with Gavin axwell of otter fame. Moving on to scince i was beaten by Coriolis. the owner was a retired engineer and tried to wxolain the connecion with this French mathematician - something to fo with not ending up on your trsvels where you had intended, but like lustenig to Brian Cox i was lost not far from the start. i have now arrived at the Cotton Arms at Wednenbury-cum-Frith where i had pre booked a meal for 7:00 snd i am now lying uncomfortably in my tent at 3:30 typing this on th iPhone eith difficulty. oh! the sun came out this pm and it us all a pleasnt contrast from the drab wea are ther start this morning


  1. Forgive typos. I can hardly read the small print to revise and the whole business of posting on the hoof is frought.

  2. I ongrtatale ouy on yrou pots rfmo yuor tten.
    I'm surprised you found so many canal boatmen to talk to, they are usually deep in the bowels of their crafts.
    Enjoy your supper.

  3. Good to see you embarking n a long walk, Conrad. Never bind the typoz ­čść

  4. the typos are brilliant Conrad. I thought you were writing a scene from 'alo 'alo.

  5. The typos may be many, but the text is still perfectly comprehensible and that is the important thing. Pleased to see you out on a multiday trip (how many?) and look forward to your next post.

  6. Good to see you off on your travels again Conrad. Never mind the typos. Just keep posting and most of all, enjoy yourself.

  7. It must feel great to be on a trip again. Good luck with this one.

  8. Judging by the number of comments received perhaps I should continue writing in Conradese?

    Thanks to to all.