: What Three Words? Contoured Croutons
11th September 2019
I hear you exclaim. Contoured
Croutons Balanced? What is he on about?
the answer is sort of simple. Mike
T introduced us to a new way of communicating
a location to within 3 metres by using just
three words. What three words? That
is the name of the system (or to be more
precise what3words). The idea
is that it is easier to remember three words
than it is to memorise a map reference recorded
as a series of numbers. You can send
the words to someone (e.g. emergency services,
delivery drivers, visitors etc) who then
use the system in reverse to pinpoint your
location on a map. Click on the what3words link
to discover more.
example Flying.rolled.tint was our starting
point where we had parked at High Row
"we", I should point
out was not our normal BOOTboy
but members of Mike's other
walking group- Mick and Dave
whom we had joined up with on
World Naked Hiking Day (BB1820)
plus Paul whom I had not previously
objective was to knock off four
more Wainwrights for Mike.
turned out there was another
objective, for Paul at least:
to knock off some Birketts as
well. Perhaps I should
explain these are the Lakeland
hills that stand over 1,000
feet as listed in Bill Birkett's
Complete Lakeland Fells. For
a complete list of Birketts
along with Marilyns, Humps and
Trumps plus many other groupings
to Wainwright our route to Contoured.croutons.balanced
(better known as Great Dodd) is very gentle
but otherwise without merit. Well,
he is entitled to his opinion. The
hill itself is indeed featureless but as
you trudge along there are good views over
first target was Regime.shapeless.noun,
better known as Randerside on Matterdale
wasn't going as well as I had hoped. Was
it the early start, the head wind gusting
to 50 miles per hour, the boggy ground or
my heavy boots? Or are these boys
just younger, fitter and faster? Or
perhaps because my hat kept blowing off!
you reach the top of Contoured.croutons.balanced
there are good views all around, or would
be on a clearer day.
coffee, we moved on to Silence.gents.flinches
(that's Watson’s Dodd to you and me)
though why Paul didn't want to go to Little
Dodd escapes me. It would be worth
visiting Ambitions.juices.love for the name
more sets of three followed: Possible.sues.slows,
and finally Moped.cooks.demotion. As
you will have now deduced, that's Stybarrow
Dodd, Green Side, Hart Side and the appropriately
named Birkett Fell.
them they present good views over Thirlmere....
and down to Helvellyn.
came into view once again on the descent.....
then Dowthwaite Crag.
at Flying.rolled.tint we debated which three
words should come next.
answer? The.Mortal.Man swiftly followed
by Pints.all.round. Good.day.out.
Wednesday 11th September 2019