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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.

4 Comments:

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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