: Fairfield 4 : Sunderland 2
10th April 2019
Four" reminds me of my favourite football result
(apart from memorable Manchester City ones such as on
Fife 4 : Forfar 5
he used as a greeting whenever he met his friend James Alexander Gordon, the announcer who read the classified results on the BBC for 40 years.
It did eventually come true; 21st
the relevance is simply the number who undertook the
Fairfield Horseshoe today. At one time the score
looked like being the more dramatic Fairfield 9. However,
one by one, Fife, sorry, five dropped out for various
reasons leaving Bryan with only three companions, Brian,
Martin and Philip, for his first BOOTboys
outing since he had a serious domestic accident, breaking
several bones in the process.
is clearly well mended as it was his proposal to tackle
the Fairfield Horseshoe, significantly the biggest BOOTboys
expedition so far this
don't have a full report from the Fairfield Four. I
am told that there was a unanimous vote that Philip
would be scribe. I assume that Philip did not
participate in the vote. He was allegedly pretty
adamant that he wouldn't be scribe as he was off to
London on "a theatre jolly"! He has,
however, posted a Facebook comment which is repeated
4 walkers rounding the
Fairfield (2800ft) Horse Shoe today. 25 km 34,000 steps and 8 Wainwrights
completed. Dreadful selfie at the top of Fairfield!
Started 9.00 am finished in the ‘Golden Rule’ pub in Ambleside at
5.15 pm with half an hour’s stop. That pint tasted oh so good!
took some photos (including the Comitibus) with his
Bryan took his phone out on the top of Fairfield and took some shots from there
and on the way down to Nab Scar.
conclude, I'll return to Eric Morecambe. I was
one of today's five drop-outs, feeling very much our
of sorts. Instead, Margaret and I ventured as far as
Sunderland Point. Our stats bear no comparison
with those of the Bryan and co.; a modest 4.3 miles
and an even less impressive 105 feet of ascent. Our
mission was to see Poor
to our great surprise we discovered the new Horizon
about which we had previously heard nothing.
Morecambe Bay, the two of us could see the Lake District
Fells. We waved to our four friends on Fairfield.
We couldn't see them returning the gesture but
one person did wave as we returned along the sea front.
I could hear his voice as we passed:
4 : Sunderland 2
Wednesday 10th April 2019