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Back in Business!

23 Nov

Today marked the return of the most avoided trio to wander the Scottish mountains.  Once more The Resurrection Man, Cap’n Jack and The Fatdog took to the hills in search of…eh…something or other.

Under the instructions of my physio to work within sensible limits…and to take it easy, we picked a nice wee hill just outside Tyndrum and strolled our way up and back without putting in any effort at all.  We enjoyed ourselves so much that we’re going to look for more “nice wee hills” that require little effort – sod struggling up these bloody big Munros!  😀

Back in business

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8 Comments

Posted by on November 23, 2010 in General Drivel

 

8 responses to “Back in Business!

  1. Alex

    November 23, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    It`s a fact Ken that the so called “wee hills” offer the better views in the main.Also offer the better weather as well 🙂
    Is that the hill with the old lead mines on it ?

     
  2. fatdogwalks

    November 23, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Thought you might recognise it Alex 😀 . I remembered your wee trip in the summer and had another read at your blog last night. Had thought about the Corbett as well…but had more or less ruled it out anyway given the physios instructions…then I saw the drop…and the next ascent! That came into the category of “Bugger that for a game of soldiers!”. :LOL:

     
  3. alan.sloman

    November 23, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Is it me…? Is the FatDog losing weight? Has she been put on a crash diet? My cat,(Lily) wants to know. She is typing this and getting her hair in the keyboard.

     
  4. Simon

    November 24, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    How come you are wandering the hills on a Tuesday? Things slow at work?

     
  5. fatdogwalks

    November 24, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Alan – bad news – FD’s still no thinner so I’m afraid Lily will have to get back into the gym and stop sitting at the computer all evening!

    MrP – I was merely experiencing the potential benefits of early retirement…I suspect nobody will have missed me at work anyway…said I was just popping out to site.

     
  6. Simon

    November 24, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    More like the potential benefits of early senility; you closed that site 15 years ago!

    Ah, but the paperwork won’t have got to your boss yet.

     
  7. fatdogwalks

    November 25, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Better than that…the site wasn’t even within our current geographical borders! Just as well information travels slowly in local authorities.

    Given that our boundary used to be just north of Tyndrum…I can’t believe all the potential (employment subsidised) hillwalks I could have done if I’d been walking in those days. Hell, Sciathe a Chaise – I’ve been within 100m of the summit God knows how many times when I built the road to the radio mast – never went there once! One of my site offices was at the start of the route to Ben More – I used to watch in disbelief as the numpties went past: all beards and rucksacks.

     
  8. fatdogwalks

    November 28, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I’m afraid this is a sad footnote to anyone following these comments. Lily, Alan’s cat, was run over near his house a few days ago 😦 .

    Our thoughts go out to you Alan – it’s never easy losing a pet.

     

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