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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


Saturday, 18 December 2021

Season's greetings


Saturday, 18th December 2021

Compliments of the season to my readers

Here he is delivering my Christmas present


  1. Ruth - Thanks. I presume you have posted for as far north as you achieved with your epic. Do you intend to continue with the reverse direction up the east coast? And all the best to you.

  2. Hi Conrad, I’ve reached the Humber Bridge, so I’ve finished boring old Lincolnshire. It seems a good place to stop, and I’ll be going back up up Scotland next year. Let’s hope 2022 is a better year for us all.

  3. Ruth - That's all good news. On my Broads to The Lakes walk I had an unpleasant experience at a camp site at exactly the southern end of the Humber bridge - from my blog:

    MONDAY, 28 JUNE 2010
    Day 16 - Humber Bridge (south) to Hornsea
    Last night was dreadful. On getting back from the pub meal at about 8.15pm the people in the next tent were playing heavy beat music and drinking and talking. As far as I could tell they were husband and wife and a visiting male friend. Thankfully at 9.00pm they turned the music off... but at 10.20 it came back on. I stuck my head out of my tent and asked them to turn it off. There were mutterings and drunken laughter but it was turned off, then I started to worry about a possible reprisal. They were talking about their hi fi at 1000 watts and his brother's at 2400 watts. The husband's language, with hardly any exaggeration, included the f word in between practically all other words. They then started boasting to each other about fights they had been in, and being arrested and all sorts of altercations with police. These were very unpleasant people and I became more worried that they may try something on. There was not much I could do, but I fixed my phone so that the key pad was at default with a view to ringing police if necessary. They went on making noise and doing exaggerated belches etc. Until 1.15 am. As far as I know i never slept all night. I was up at 5.30 and away by 6.15.

  4. Merry Christmas to you as well, Conrad, and very best wishes for 2022.

  5. I've enjoyed reading your posts this year, although I may not get to comment on them that often. I hope you have a great Christmas, and let's hope we can all get out and about next year. All best wishes from both Kendal grufties, xx

  6. Phreerunner and Kendal Gs - Thanks for your messages. Blog page views and comments seem to be dwindling and I am not sure that many people are reading my posts these days so I am grateful for your contributions. I sometimes wonder if newcomers find it too difficult to find their way round the mechanics of posting a comment, or even if some are actually aware of that option.

  7. All the best, Conrad.
    Will be in touch.

  8. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Conrad, Alan and Sheila.

  9. Greetings of the season to you too Conrad. I hope you have a good Christmas and that 2022 brings you many satisfying walking and modelling projects.

    Whilst my conversion rate of 'comments formed in my mind' to 'comments typed in comment box' is woeful, please know that I do look forward to your posts and read them all.