6.4.15





Well dear reader another weekend and another trip to the Moors. April 2015, this weekend was a game of two halves as the pictures above and below show.

Bleak and windswept with 20 mph driving rain and visibility down to about 20 meters the first days hiking was a mixture of pleasure and .............. lost drills! Yep, geographically embarassed ........... but hey you know what - there was no panic! Dead proud of that, cool and calm problem solving saved the day as well as a squished corn dog sarny and a pork pie ............. these and a percy pig or three! Navigation was critical in such poor conditions but its this that sorts the men from the boys ........ 



 The next two days dawned clear. Much to my relief. Maybe these pictures will go some way to showing some of the Dartsmoors charms and maybe, just maybe help you understand part of the reason I have fallen in love with this wild rugged land.



And whose this handsome fellow?









3 comments:

Mike Lea said...

I dont live to far from otterburn and the cheviots which is just a wetter version of dartmoor, (Where the real soldiers train)

Survivall said...

LOL Otterburn eh ,,.......... know it well ..

lost my front tooth there

Mike Lea said...

Thought you would have been and trained there. Been to Dartmoor twice, both areas are great for walking, chilling out and improving navigation skills. Still visit the cheviots as often as my kids will let me.