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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The High Road To The Deep North

I'm sitting in a quayside bar in Ullapool at the cocktail hour - the 80/- hour, I suppose - recovering from exertions on the fells. Once again the long-planned assault on The Matterhorn Of The North has been postponed - this time on account of a bizarre series of orthopaedic disasters brought on by an embarrassing incident in the car-park at Stac Pollaidh. So while the air pulsates to the odour of Calmac diesel mixed with an aerial suspension of sub-flashpoint lard from the BBC Radio 4 Chippy Of The Year 2004, I'm enjoying the prospect of Loch Broom, the green lushness of Inverlael and the distant snow-patches atop the Fannaichs. Sheer heaven.


Anonymous Eleanor said...

You gotta watch those parking lots, Nick. It's terribly difficult to look cool when you're lying on the pavement with your gear scattered around you.

11/6/08 11:21 am  
Blogger Ray & Gill said...

Welcome back Nick! Something to brighten the day up again.

11/6/08 4:10 pm  
Blogger Irene Adler said...

Jolly good to hear from you again Nick.

11/6/08 9:41 pm  
Blogger Nick said...

Ray, Irene - thanks. I'll try to keep it up . . .

14/6/08 8:06 pm  

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