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The Return of The Weather Thieves

18 Feb

“Oh yes!”

We’re back in the snow again…hadn’t intended to be.   Should have picked up on the hints sooner…like…lots of white stuff covering the hills. 😀

Hillwalkers should find it relatively easy to work out where we were from the collage.  I suppose I should go and write up the saga of our wee trip…

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15 Comments

Posted by on February 18, 2011 in General Drivel

 

15 responses to “The Return of The Weather Thieves

  1. Florene

    February 18, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    I just sent some live Tahoe weather cam photos to a few folks. It’s a blizzard up there, and this is a 3-day week end… President’s Day over here. Travel from here to the Tahoe area is at a max of 30mph, but most drivers can’t travel that “fast”. I’ll send the cam photos to your regular email so you can see lots of dedicated skiers taking advantage of this white stuff from heaven. Down here we’re in a cold, cold rainy spell with winds from the NE.

     
  2. Simon

    February 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    “Hillwalkers should find it relatively easy to work out where we were from the collage.” A pure guess – Northern UK?

     
  3. fatdogwalks

    February 19, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    No hiding things from you Mr.P. 😀

    Given the fact you’ve been there I thought you might have been more specific 😆 .

     
  4. fatdogwalks

    February 19, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Florene – thanks for the pics – looks cold out! This is J’s half term so I took a couple of days off – but the weather is dreich – as we say up here.

     
  5. Simon

    February 20, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Ah! It must be Scotland then. Probably northern Scotland.

     
  6. fatdogwalks

    February 20, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Oh dear! 🙄 I thought you of all people…

    Define northern. 😆

     
  7. Simon

    February 21, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Towards the top bit of the map. (When held so that ypu can read the writing.)

     
  8. Alex

    February 21, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I seem to remember from Scottish Hills that Simon spent a night or passed by that bothy
    🙂

     
  9. fatdogwalks

    February 21, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Quite correct Alex 😀 . Mr P did a bit of camping in that area.

    MrP…I am somewhat relieved that you are in possession of at least the most basic of map reading skills. I did however notice on our previous walks your compass, which carried a reminder in block capitals – THIS WAY UP. 😉

     
  10. russell campbell

    February 27, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Hi Ken. While on my customary Sunday morning walk up Dumyat today I spotted a black Labrador and a man sitting enjoying the view in the sunshine. I confidently strolled across and said to the man, who looked vaguely like your photos, “Is this Maisie?” He replied, “No. Its Bob.” At that Bob stood up and it was patently obvious that he was not Maisie. If you don’t ask, you’ll never find out! Russell.

     
  11. fatdogwalks

    February 27, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    😆 😆 😆 Nice one Russell.

    This apparently happened a lot when I first started writing on scottishhills.com some 4 years ago. Maisie became quite a celebrity with everyone looking for her on whatever hill people were climbing. I got around the problem by the use of the famous pink sparkly collar! Saved a lot of embarrassment, especially on the gender front. 😀 Her hill collar is now gold with “diamond” studded bones 😆 At 8 she’s grown out of the pink phase. 😉

    The problem still existed though with people a bit vary of going up to dog owners enquiring “Is this The Fatdog?”. I could see where that might have caused difficulties.

     
  12. russell campbell

    February 27, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Thanks, Ken. I’ll watch out for the collar the next time a meet a black Lab on the hills. Russell

     
  13. fatdogwalks

    February 27, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    By coincidence Russell I noticed a “russell” from Stirling posting a comment on scottishhills – not you by any chance – didn’t notice an identifying collar so sorry if it ain’t you. 😉

     
  14. Tessa Park

    February 27, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Nice report Ken – how did your walk with Mr P go?

    I think I’d recognise the Fatdog now… and you too, of course 😆

     
  15. fatdogwalks

    February 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Our walk went very well Tessa…other than the rain, the sleet, the snow, the hail, the bog, the more bog, the peat haggs, the heather, the hole in the ground that I stepped into and bumped my shin… 😆 . Yep..it was a grand day out! 😀

    It actually was a great day out Tessa…I think the report is already shaping up to be something special. 😉

     

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