Sensors and Sunsability

Discussion in 'Trips Reports' started by edh, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Sensors and Sunsability

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    We stagger out into a place an Englishperson (gender neutral) should not….the Honister Slate Mine at 14.00 in the afternoon.

    It’s a bit hot.

    About 30C.

    I am knackered after just changing shoes…my erstwhile companion is a lovely shade of puce.

    Oh yes - great deeds of a voluminous and heroic nature were hatched in the air-conditioning…they transpire to a two mile stagger to a flop in the shade of boulders; big talk, small performance.

    But really…it’s all about testing my new electronics anyway.…

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    It’s a bit hot.

    I need my Fizan poles to climb the impending slope….

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    Such is the torpor that el (the minnow) posits the idea of camping at Wainwrights favourite hill; really, has it come to this?

    Nearly.

    Haystacks does look tempting…oh, so near…

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    Onward.

    It’s a bit hot.

    My BeFree water filter must be deployed.

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    A convenient bench at which to ponder the wisdom of ascending Kirk Fell….’probably no water’ is the veil of capitulation…

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    Complete capitulation.

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    We lounge….

    Sheep sneer….

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    But there is time aplenty for the true purpose of the trip, assessing (playing with) my inReach Mini..

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    …and its synchroniciteee with my Garmin watch..

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    The tents cook gently in the late afternoon sun.

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    UV degradation Sir?

    Time for a new one; that’ll do nicely.

    Mine is a Tarptent from the USA…

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    Shadows steal into the Ennerdale valley, highlighting the drumlins.

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    El retains a sense of aloofness.

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    Thankfully heat abates somewhat as we are shadowed by the hills.

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    Around 21.00 and it is time to retire; the night warm enough to use the bag as a duvet and leave both sides of the tent open for any breeze…


    A noisy animal somewhere breaks my reverie…..so I break my fast with a green tea, with coffee added halfway through drinking.

    I use my Trail designs Ti cone and Vargo 700 BOT

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    Finally the mystery animal ceases its growling….

    ….and announces that we will ‘blast’ up Great Gable.

    Well yes.

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    And no.

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    Tis a bit of a lactic acid special.

    Summit views are very fine.

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    …ish

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    Amidst the scenic grandeur, heads are bowed in reverence; no wait, he’s texting…

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    I’m fast downhill and so no one see’s the flicker of remorse as I contemplate the quick climb of Green gable; I HATE this climb….the descent is even worse. Just is.

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    Gable in its munificence.

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    Up and down Brandreth before the plummet back to the mine. Downloading. Gloating over data. Metrics. Mmmm hmmmm.

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    One can resist a dip.

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    Cock of the walk.

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    …and, as it is a Monday, our favourite Penrith café (The Narrowboat) is open….

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  2. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Grand...reyt grand :thumbsup:
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  3. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Even the breakfast looks more heat deshevelled than fried. :biggrin:

    I have no idea how you made it past the first boulders. :notworthy:
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  4. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Really, I was totaled Sunday; possibly 4-5 hours sleep for the last few weeks tells....
    .... and the odd glass of wine
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  5. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    It's bloody horrific! :vomit:

    Worktime siestas start on Thursday......clients have been told. :biggrin:
  6. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I missed this somehow. I enjoyed it immensely if belatedly, though.
    30C - pfff; nice temp for a stroll, wait till you get to the U.S. :biggrin: Is El on holiday or have I missed his TR as well? Breakfast looks nice; only a few months to go and I should be getting the chance to eat sausage and bacon again.
    Nice product placement. Is it working?
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