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Therapy for Life
Hills actually.
I'm not a huge fan of walking for the sake of it, and to be honest the idea of getting pissed on by rain miles away from the nearest Internet Access has only slightly more appeal to me than rathergood.com.

However, the weekend gone was a veritable feast of ACTION! and I encourage all you goths to sign up now for the next trip out action_goth..

After a week spent staring at my PC, the last thing I wanted was to be torn away from my beloved, but after a trial separation thanks to dreamfire on Friday it was off to Castleton for ACTION! First stop, after following a slow moving truck for what seemed like seventybillionmiles was the fantastically named Hope station, to collect a high-visibility ant_girl, then to Castleton. I had this great idea of getting up Saturday morning, visiting Peveril Castle, then being ready for the walk when baldrick, boglin lupercal and half-of-doglets arrived. This worked well - to a point. At Peveril Castle it was nice to bump into steve_c, sit in the bailey, watch the world go by and then down for ice-cream. Timing could have been better though - as the others didn't arrive for another hour or so - leaving us sitting around with only ducks and each other for company.

Eventually we were all ready for ACTION! and it was up the hill for a quick few miles. Nothing to hard going, and lovely views, mildly ruined by the fact that some of the land was National *spit* Trust. Oh well. Then to camp - and I can honestly say "normal" campers are probably even more offensive than "LRP" campers, with their loud music and lack of consideration for others... Still, we wondered down a hill as it was getting dark "No, that's a 300m drop, not a footpath" and then up a road in the dark "One light at the back, one light at the front and wish someone had worn something reflective".

Photo of the Saturday group below:

Sunday was a longer walk, most pleasant again, before heading back to Birmingham, via a pub. Sunday ended in the usual fashion with a curry then a chance to improve my baby language by cooing at pax_draconis.

Today has been more photo-processing and Shaun of the Dead. I thought the latter was pretty good, well done, but not quite as funny or smart as perhaps it thought it was. Good effort, and keep it up. However, decide whether Megane's in your universe have Renault badges on the front or not - don't keep changing your mind!!!

Route maps (if you're really bored!):
Saturday - just under 5.5 miles
To Pub and back - just over 3.5 miles
Sunday - just over 7 miles
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baldrick From: baldrick Date: May 3rd, 2004 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Those route maps are good. Though my legs are saying it was a lot more than 16 miles...! Or I'm unfit... ;-)
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: May 3rd, 2004 02:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
You might have spotted mimeticgel on Saturday then, he got lost around Castleton when they shut the road at Chatsworth due to an accident. Well, he claims he was lost, I think he was just exercising the Jag.
mimeticgel From: mimeticgel Date: May 3rd, 2004 11:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes I was in Casselton and that area after the main road from Chesterfield to Stockport was shut. So with no diversion signs, not looking at a map and only a vague memory of the area from my own adventurous days of youth, I set of in search of more twisty roads to burn up.

I got as far as Winnats pass to find out it was no longer open to traffic. I checked the map and checked the pass twice. No definitely a no go.

I am informed by someone even older that it has been this way for “must be 20 years”.

So some back tracking was in order which increased the “roadage”, so that was good.
kathbad From: kathbad Date: May 4th, 2004 04:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Would be interested to know more - action_goth is a closed community, so I cannot.

I do love walking when I actually get round to it - I used to do lots but don't any more.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 4th, 2004 04:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I'll check with boglin but I think the community is "closed" to avoid random drive-bys rather than "nice people we know".
kathbad From: kathbad Date: May 4th, 2004 04:45 am (UTC) (Link)
*g* fair enough - I would join and learn more if I could.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 4th, 2004 04:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Try and join now. I should then be able to *approve* your membership.
dreamfire From: dreamfire Date: May 4th, 2004 04:44 am (UTC) (Link)
send an email to boglin - think she has an LJ address - she will then be able to add you. acutally any of us might be able to - but I don't know how
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