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Sunday, November 26, 2017

A Duddon circular.

18th November 2017

We support the Duddon Valley as much as possible, whatever events are community run we try and be there.
This weekend we arrived at our friends place in Seathwaite with the purpose of seeing John Otway perform at the Ulpha rooms, the village hall.
It was one of the most bazar evenings we have ever witnessed. We now understand what "off the wall" means.
All i will say is that if you have never seen John Otway perform then you don't know what your missing.

We managed to get a short walk done as time was limited but the weather was lovely except extremely wet underfoot. On the return leg and on one of the easiest sections Sheila slipped and landed heavily on her elbow. Conrad came into mind. I had a bit of a chuckle as Sheila was sat in the mud clutching her elbow and wincing ever so much. 'Get up ya daft apeth" i said "ya coats all slimy with mud" don't forget its me that to wash this stuff.

I should have videoed the event but i didn't fancy going for a swim.
Here is the walk slideshow anyway.


Al said...

It's a wonderful valley Alan...just that bit quieter than much of the Lakes. Lots of familier views there, and you had grand weather!! Thought the "accomadation" was a bit basic!! and an outside bath!!
Thanks for sharing.

AlanR said...

Home from Home for me Alistair. Sheila was in the caravan, i was in the dog house. The video got cut short due to having no elbow room.

Dawn said...

Looks a lovely wee walk Alan. The Duddon valley is one of those quieter, less visited parts of the Lake district. A pity there is no public transport anyway near.

John J said...

I hope Sheila's houses aren't so bad!

AlanR said...

Hi Dawn, There is public transport from Kendal to Broughton in Furness and from there its a pleasant walk into the valley itself.

Sir Hugh said...

A gem of a slideshow which is so because of your obvious love of the area and your choice of subjects and framing.

Commiserations to Sheila.

I wonder how farmers get hold of all those old baths. Do you think they replace the one in their house each year?

AlanR said...

Sheila is ok thanks, just a lump around the elbow. I put a banana skin on it straight away (i ate the banana for the cause) so there was no bruising. Apart from the nauseous feeling she struggled on without calling out the Mountain Rescue. Tough cookie.

AlanR said...

Hi Conrad, thanks very much, most of the images were Sheila’s. As you will be aware folk in remote areas throw nothing away so there are a number of old baths around. I doubt they change them every year though, farmers are notoriously tight.

Phreerunner said...

Nice one Alan. I can’t really add to all those worthy comments.

AlanR said...

Cheers Martin.

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