Monday, 24 December 2007

Fog










I was hoping for fog and, on our shortest day walk, we got it. I'm just back at home briefly and will be heading back up to Derbyshire again later on but I thought I'd take the opportunity to post up a couple of photos from the walk. It started out not exactly bright and sunny, but far more so than we'd expected.

As we got onto higher ground (we were doing a ten-mile route which took in Mam Tor and Kinder Scout) the fog descended and it was beautifully bleak and very other-wordly. We were out walking for nearly five hours and managed to find a sheltered spot for a lunch of sandwiches and mulled wine, after which we got thoroughly soaked thanks to a steady fall of rain which carried on for a couple of hours. So a pint and a chance to get dry and warm in a pub in Edale was more than welcome (I always like the idea that the signs for Edale will say "Abandon Hope..." since that's the name of a neighbouring village).









It's good to have a few days to relax. Here's hoping everyone has a good Christmas and New Year.

12 comments:

Bindi said...

ooooh chilly! Great pics trousers. I love walking in those conditions too.

Bindi said...

Happy Christmas to you. I'm sending you some hours of daylight.

lavenderblue said...

Love to you trousers.....are your stockings hanging up,or are you wearing them .........xxx

Queen Vixen said...

Remember to give me a wave as you come back to Derbyshire. Have the best time Trousers. The walk you describe is indeed beautiful and challenging. Mulled wine - bonus! Love and best wishes xxx

Pixie said...

Have a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
pxx

Merkin said...

I don't know exactly, but you appear to have a scalp condition in the last photo.
Never mind, Merry Crimble etc

Lady in red said...

merry christmas

LiR

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zola a social thing said...

I was once walking on Kinder. I saw a couple taking a rest horizontal-like.

I asked "How far is the old Snake Inn".
He hit me.

But Happy Xmas trousers.

Nell said...

Sounds like a splendid way of spending a damp & dreary December day. Enjoy the mulled wine, pints, and warming fires!

Wayfarer Scientista said...

beautiful!!! thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays!

trousers said...

Thanks all for those comments, do excuse me for just a general response to them rather than individually. I've had a very pleasant few days and am back home now, though thankfully I don't start back at work til the latter part of next week.

I've just put up a new post which is very brief in terms of words....I was trying to write a few things about my Grandmother who is struggling at the moment: this served to provide a sad note to my visit, but I couldn't find the right words to put it in the context of the post. I don't know why I feel the need to explain this, but there we are.