Hounds of Howgate.

Discussion in 'Media Links' started by The Cumbrian, May 19, 2019.

  1. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Trail Blazer

    I'm halfway through Hounds of Howgate's vlog of the Cape Wrath Trail on YouTube, and I'm really enjoying it.
    He doesn't mince his words about how hard it is, the weather, mistakes with navigation etc., but it's clear that he's still having a great time. He also makes it clear that like many us, he has to fit this in with holidays from work, and how delays will affect that and that he might have to contact his employer to extend his leave. And he's got a gorgeous dog who looks as though she's enjoying herself too.
  2. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Keep watching. The lengths he goes to for his dog is heart warming.
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  3. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    I enjoyed it too.
  4. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    They seemed good vids (Robin put me onto his vids) but were too long for me to watch.
  5. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    Some of his other videos are even longer and a bit too rambling but the CWT were enjoyable, especially as I wanted to see the CWT terrain
  6. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I think he is getting better at making them, more focused and less rambling.
    I really like map time where he reviews what he's done that day. I think that its a nice technique for anyone else thinking of doing walk videos.
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  7. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Great vids

    But i still see absolutely no sense in loading dogs up
    In every case i've seen so far it doesn't turn out well

    Why put the joints, pads and muscles of the dog under more stress than is necessary

    Dogs aren't with us long as it is, most have joint problems or arthritis as they get older, if you can't lug the weight of the dogs food and bedding leave the poor thing at home
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  8. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I agree they're not designed to carry loads. We've had to stop throwing a ball for ours, the Springer and Border Collie were going for it with such vigor the Collie was injuring herself. I'm not sure they are overall as fit now but there is no limping from muscle and joint injuries.
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  9. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Mate we've got a Jack Russell you don't have to tell us about being crazy for balls :D:D:D:D:D:D

    Still i understand what you mean, we have marble floors in our house (it's a Greek thing), i worry about her joints running and skidding on marble floors so i only throw her ball in the house in winter when the rugs are down (it's a Greek thing)
  10. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    No it isn't :biggrin::whistling::bag:
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    Enzo Thru Hiker

  12. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Cue debate about coffee in 3... 2... 1... ;)
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  13. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Or, the ongoing "Our Yoghurt is better than yours" playground spat.. :rolleyeses:
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  14. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Works with ouzo, raki and arak too. ;)
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  15. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    A long, long time ago, when I was 19. I took a bus with a mate from London (Victoria) to Athens. They called it a magic bus but the only magic thing we noticed was the swarthy guy, who went everywhere with an attache case, disappearing just before we got to the Yugoslav border, only to reappear when we got into Greece.

    We decided to get off in Thessaloniki and set off to walk to the beach in Katerini. It was getting hot so we rested under an olive tree. We had been there about 5 minutes when I saw an old Greek lady, dressed in black with a grey cardigan, sauntering towards us from her cottage with a basket in one hand. When she got to us she gestured to cradle our arms and then proceeded to fill them with the biggest, juiciest peaches you have every seen. I'll not hear a bad word said about the Greeks. They are some of the friendliest and most generous people I have had the pleasure to meet. :):):)

    Thinking about Greece makes you happy!
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  16. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    :geek:

    'The Origins of Hummus' is always a good one for setting them off as well. :angelic:
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  17. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    An easy one. It's an Arab dish. The word means chick pea in Arabic.
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  18. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I took the Magic Bus to Athens in the summer of 1983 (though I think it may have been renamed with the end of the hippy era) with the newly published 1st edition Rough Guide in my pocket - a very different book in those days. Three days and three nights on the bus; it was good to be young.
    The Greeks are great people (to generalise). I think the Greeks and Turks are more similar than people realise, separated mainly by language and religion. I think it's because they're both the inheritors of Byzantine culture in their own ways.
    We've also had a bag of peaches thrust upon us, when a Turkish woman sent her young daughter running after us with them when we were on the Saint Paul Trail.
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  19. Henry

    Henry Ultralighter

    Mmmmmm. Hummus.:smile:
  20. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Epic thread drift. I suppose I ought to look up the video...
  21. Henry

    Henry Ultralighter

    I’ve enjoyed the videos; but set aside quite some time to watch them.

    Made me want to do this route big time, but I suspect it’s just on the list for now.
  22. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    The Internet, has brought us many things, of great wonderment.

    But at the same time it has taken away such innocent delights, as whiling away the night, with new freinds, in some far flung bar, arguing the precise national origins, of the first herb infused cheesey dumpling o_O
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  23. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Actually, my knowledge of the word chick pea in Arabic predates the internet; I lived in Cairo for five years in the 1980s.
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  24. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    :geek: :thumbsup:

    I have a friend who had a Spanish horse called Garbanzo.

    Who was the precise colour of his namesake :happy:
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  25. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    For anyone who wants to see how Moss takes his revenge on his owner go here >> Cape Wrath Trail and skip to 5:50. There's a bit of a give away in the preview image below.

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