Wednesday, September 03, 2008

It never....

... rains, but it bloody well pours!!!

The story of the last couple of days has been that of trudging through thick mud in the pouring rain. Wet walking boots, wet shirts, wet rucksack, trying not to get my camera wet, and trying to stay on my feet as the soles of my boots are filled with thick, black, gungy, Yorkshire mud. It's grim up north!!

Just managed a circuit of Scammonden Dam today, probably four miles or so, and in all fairness I'd say the weather really did get the better of me. The walk actually took twice as long as it should because of the horrible conditions underfoot.


I like this wall. A concrete wall at the end of Deanhead Reservoir... and undeniably man-made structure in a largely natural environment. I love the way that the mosses and lichens are slowly, but very steadily, breaking the concrete back down.

15 comments:

  1. dont blame the weather and dont forget what you said in ur prev entry...u going to be 40 soon...so...it takes a little more time to walk :D
    -k-
    btw, nice photo

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  2. Happy 40th! I just turned 30 this year, so it seems we share milestone birthday years. :)

    Have a wonderful time on your celebratory walk!

    -Auntiejen

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  3. Aye aye. Scammonden? Isn't that one of the big dogging & piking spots?

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  4. You never did explain why you had that long absence from posting. Were you in prison?

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  5. Why is everyone choosing to remain anonymous?

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  6. 不仅我不认识您,但是您不认识我。 我们互相是陌生人。

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  7. I hate walking in the wet but this weekend looks like it's gonna be okay and you have inspired me to get up early tomorrow morning for a vigorous country walk. Almost better than sex! Unless of course one encounters a sheep.

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  8. pretty photo! this wall is showing us a glimpse of the future when we're all gone and the lichen and moss will break even the most solid structures down.

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  9. Where iz yu? Iz yu lost on the moorz?

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  10. Here's a trip out for you, Foxy.

    http://www.hcmf.co.uk/page/show/7

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  11. Well your return to blogging didnt last long did it Mr FoX!
    Hope you had a good birthday
    Pol x

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  12. He's probably reached the age where he's started to forget where he put the computer.

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  13. 잘 보구 갑니다 . 나의 소중하고 아름다운 천사 친구님 ,, 주말 행복하게 보내세요 , good look ,, my gold beautiful angel friend ,, happy weekend ,,,,hug,,,,,

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