: Transfigured on the Mountain?
14th November 2019
were transfigured on the mountain,
and your disciples, as much
as they were capable of it,
beheld your glory
boys have often said kind things about me
acting as Convener for our adventures but
I admit I was rather overwhelmed when planning
this outing to receive that accolade for
my prowess on the hills.
checked with Uncle Google. Yes I had
entered the correct information. Cumbria
County Council, abbreviated to its usual
form of CCC, and the bus number 555. And
that is what he told me. Honest.
tried again, adding this time the word "bus".
The result was far more prosaic. It
was the expected time-table for the bus
from Kendal to Ambleside. How remarkable
is the difference those three little letters
a sort of transfiguration did take place.
Sadly, Terry awoke full of lurgi and consequently
withdrew. Mike had secretly been hoping
for an early finish so we abandoned the
thought of the 555 and transfigurated the
Mountains into Scars
the river to Scroggs Lane, Kendal. Up
Scroggs Lane to Helsington Laithes then
onward to the Scout Scar Mushroom. Brief
stop to enjoy the view whilst sheltering
from the perishing north wind.
fells in cloud
range in sun and snow
south along the scar.....
the track that drops down to Barrowfield.....
on, below Burnbarrow Scar, to Brigsteer
and the Wheatsheaf.
had anticipated reaching the pub somewhat
after 1 p.m. but we had been travelling
so fast that it was not yet noon and, such
hardship, we were forced to drink beer until
the kitchens were ready to serve us. The
wait was worthwhile; the ham and pineapple
flatbread was delicious, as was Mike’s fish.
Confession. I did order extra
all that, would we be able to maintain the
fast pace of the morning? Yes, much
to our amazement we did. We stormed
up the hill to Helsington Church, then down
past Sizergh Castle.....
the River Kent and back to Natland.
that was the transfiguration. Mountains
changed not exactly into molehills but
into the less challenging terrain of the
the job for a cold day with a very bitter
Thursday 14th November 2019
quotation is taken from Catechism 555 of
the Catholic Church