Thursday, August 30, 2007

There and back again

Back from Scotland.

Important lessons learned:

- Climbing up a waterfall isn't as difficult as you think. Climbing down is another story however

- Always listen to the Don. When he tells you that your toenails are too long when he says goodbye at the airport, they are too long. You better clip them as soon as you get home. If not, you will go to Scotland to climb mountains and while descending one of them, your long nail will get mashed against your hiking boots and that is not fun

- If I ever write a book, it will be called Climbing the wrong mountain. So what if we have compass and OS maps and everything?

There are a few good stories from the trip but they will have to wait. This stupid laptop is Bill's which means it runs on Linux and for some reason, it is refusing to let me upload pictures. Bill refuses to help (as usual), so you will have to wait till next week. Of course I can go on without pictures but you know, I also have pictures of a few heavenly lakes (among other things) that I want to show off too!


Tabula Rasa said...

ha, wonderful! bring em on, i say.

Feanor said...

aha! climbing the wrong mountain! that reminds me of the time the wife and i went hiking in dartmoor. equipped with ordnance survey maps and a compass, we pottered around for an hour trying to find the beginning of the trail. when we finally did, no matter in which direction we headed, we ended back at a church. another two hours later, having caught sight of the church from at least twelve different angles, we gave up on the moor, and took a bus back to exeter. sigh.

hiking in india was never this troublesome. one just started wherever and headed for the hills...