Sensors and Sunsability

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Sensors and Sunsability

Post by edhyatt » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:21 pm

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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**** 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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The 'product placement' is a satirical dig at a friend from another forum :whistle:








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Post by Rockyroad » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:11 pm

I always enjoy your prose. This one is a zinger. "Amidst the scenic grandeur, heads are bowed in reverence; no wait, he’s texting…"

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Post by CAMERONM » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:21 pm

Sunrise at 4:32- wow!

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Re: Sensors and Sunsability

Post by edhyatt » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:30 pm

Yep.. It's a fine time of year.

Thanks, I like writing.

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Post by rightstar76 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:35 am

Ed, it looks like you've outdone yourself again with these incredible pictures! I keep looking at them thinking what beautiful weather you had on this trip. They are all amazing.

The picture of the steep rocky trail (second one) says it all - a very hot day. The views are splendid. What surprised me was the pond. From a distance, it looks very refreshing. I also would have considered a swim. However, upon closer inspection seeing all the mud, not so much. Thanks for sharing your latest adventure. :)

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Re: Sensors and Sunsability

Post by rlown » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:07 am

Rockyroad wrote:I always enjoy your prose. This one is a zinger. "Amidst the scenic grandeur, heads are bowed in reverence; no wait, he’s texting…"
That was a great line! I was up near Vogelsang HSC and my buddies showed up. I told one of them I texted my wife that I'd be home in two days.
He said, "you can text?" Of course, he didn't have a working stove as well. :D He's fun..

Great TR as always!

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