Saturday, 19 May 2007

Glenshee 19.05


Got back to car about 8pm. Herd of deer by roadside on way out of Glenshee. Stopped off in Braemar as nearest brick facilities, but locked shut. Life, how it mocks me! Quite a few hikers around. Atmosphere of bon amie wafts in from the street...sorry, streets. I'm off for a 2hr drive, calling myself an idiot in as many languages as i can manage. Why didn't i take the old Akto pole in the rucksack? Because i'm an idiot! "Hope for the best, but plan for the worst." I had repair facilities for one break, but not more. Carrying the original pole would have been the sensible option. It never even crossed my mind. I'm an idiot and my English is atroc...attrosh...bad too.

3 comments:

Jerry said...

You win some, you lose some.

AktoMan said...

Och aye, Jerry. Still had a good time.

Got to the realisation that just ticking off hills for the sake of it isn't very respectful. Especially when they are local Munros.

As the car was just down the hill, it gave me an 'out', rather than making the tent into some sort of tarp, and sleeping on the inner as a groundsheet. As I had plenty of daylight left, heading to the car was a case of "let's write this weekend off and put it down to experience".

Jerry said...

Good to see your fitness improving.