“A walk along the canal…

28 Jul

…is more my level.”

Such was the verdict of one of today’s hill-walking contingent.

I must say, at just-now levels of tiredness, and dreading-tomorrows-pain that alternative prospect has quite a lot of appeal…

Well, you see, it was all that Anna’s fault. Despite a reasonable “Let’s meet for lunch and plan something from there” angle, she decided she was still after a challenge.

On reaching the obligatory board to tell you what colour your walk is (ours was blue), she made sure to hurry us along so that we wouldn’t see the recommended time-scale: “Allow 6 hours, minimum.” And this was us starting at around 3-ish… I guess it also went some way to explaining why we got frog-marched up the hill. Ok, maybe I’d agree with her, that the estimate was a little out… but even so, I think we did pretty good to get it behind us in 4h:15min.

Ach it was a pretty good way to invest a Saturday: delicious lunch to get us set up; plenty of fresh-air supplied; weather was well nigh perfect (the wind took the shortcut – right through me) but the sun was around, and there was nothing more than an odd drop or two of rain that you never even noticed if you weren’t paranoid 😛 ; fish supper was much needed, containing the full quota of grease and the pick-n-mix from the sweet shop was suitably tempting.

Oh, and getting to spend time with a bunch of pretty decent people: some new faces, some familiar faces that I have yet to get to know the people behind properly. So, all good!

One de-muddifying bath later I’m needing my bed methinks 🙂

*sleeps soundly*


Posted by on Saturday, July 28, 2007 in selfish



2 responses to ““A walk along the canal…

  1. Grant

    Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 11:24 pm

    Sounds great! Speaking of fish suppers, I’m a tad disappointed that I’m just back from Barga in Tuscany and am therefore missing the two-week long Fish & Chips Festival

  2. Melon Zest

    Monday, July 30, 2007 at 8:29 am

    They have Fish and Chips in Italia?


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