: Fifty Shades of Gray
don't get too excited- it's Gray not Grey. Same
colour, different spelling so that you don't get confused.
Nothing to do with the book. It's just what we saw today. Or maybe a
lot more shades of gray.
of the murk....
and into the gray Spot the BOOTboys
was what we expected. The forecast
said that it would be murky and misty and it was. Fortunately
we had picked a route whereby if everything went wrong
and visibility was reduced to one shade of gray, we
could simply follow the wall / fence around the tops on the
eastern side of the Kentmere Valley, thereby picking
up three more Wainwrights for Terry- Shipman Knotts,
Kentmere Pike and Harter Fell.
that is what we did. Not a lot to add other than
we were in mist most of the time so that, clothing excepted,
the predominant colour was gray in all its many shades.
was taken at Kentmere Pike, standing and using the trig
point as a table!
There was more snow underfoot than I had expected.
Soft and at times deep snow going up, thinner
and more frozen snow on the descent. Fortunately we
all had microspikes.
The most remarkable feature
was the unusual waffle-like pattern made by the frozen
snow on the wire netting of the summit fence.
on reaching Harter Fell summit, it brightened and looked
as if we might be relieved of the gray but it didn't
on descending the Gatescarth Pass, we dropped below
the gray-line and life reverted to normal. Suddenly
I remembered a question Jamie asked me when he was very
young. I think he must have been watching a repeat
of an ancient TV programme like The Flowerpot Men or
Andy Pandy. Or maybe The Lone Ranger. The question was whether in the olden
days there was no colour and that life was in black and white?
I recall thinking what a strange yet at the same time
perceptive question to ask.
Gill falls- click picture for action
No doubt these days
his question would be whether in the olden days everything
was in Fifty Shades Of Gray?
Thursday 12th February 2014
Photos From Mike .....
some on the right hand column.
A BOOTboy thrice over
is, as you know, a BOOTboy.
is also associated with two other types
of Boot Boys.
he is with two of his Rugby Boot Boy team
mates from the Leeds Rhinos stood in front
of a poster for a Boot Boys album.
on the picture to hear this Columbian band
in action playing "Coup d'etat".
It's the Sound of the Apocalypse.
another way, it's music, Tony, but not as
we know it.
12th February 2015
climbed in feet:
Knotts, Kentmere Pike, Harter Fell
Mike, Terry, Tony
routes are put online in gpx format which
should work with most mapping software. You can follow
our route in detail by downloading bb1505 .
discover which Wainwright top was visited on which BB outing
- although it may not be that up to date - see: Which
For the totals of the mileages and heights (ditto) see: BB Log.
have been gleaned from many sources although mostly
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