I started this blog to ‘chronicle my somewhat erratic and mishap prone hill walking’ as well as the inevitable post walk drinks. Musing about the mishaps over a glass of wine last night, I came to the conclusion there have been rather a lot.. and the vast majority have nothing whatsoever to do with Malbec. I’m not really sure what I can blame the others on, other than bad luck.. but for your general amusement, here is a selection of the mishaps so far.. which will no doubt be added to at some point!!
Exhaust fell off car in Dundee on way to Mount Keen. Hill abandoned.
Missed flight due to meltdown on the Underground.
Severe delays on Virgin Trains meant being too knackered to go up a hill.
Cattle class conditions on Megabus overnight service meant dragged self up one hill but too knackered to do any more.
Sleeper train broke down on way home – 2 hours late in to work wandering in to office foyer in crumpled walking gear.
Drove into a ditch in Snowdonia and barely managed to get out.
Set off late due to too many glasses of wine on train. Failed to find a parking space for hill. Too late for a plan B.
Same. Too late getting going to drive too far so settled for quick up and down in Drumochter (see Hangover Hill post)
Going out the night before a walk ‘for one’ (it never is)
Set off too late due to forgetting map / compass and having to divert via Go Outdoors.
Boots started to fall apart coming off Snowdon and therefore putting kibosh on next day’s walk in Glyders with a glorious weather forecast.
2 iPhones destroyed in torrential rain in Brecon Beacons.
Rucksack stored in shed gnawed at by mice and full of holes.
Stuart getting stuck at work and running along platform at Euston just as the train was pulling away.
Glorious weather forecast for winter walking weekend in Aviemore. We both went down with the flu and a walk to Lochan Uaine was the best we could muster.
Fell in a waterfall plunge pool in Kintail after mistiming my leap between stepping stones. Stuart of course found this hilarious..