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Thursday, 23 September 2010

Peebles – Moffat Earwiggo Again

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There will now be another one of those long gaps. I’m just about to nick off to the Crook Co-OP for the shopping for the second attempt on this walk. Part of the shopping will include a bottle of vino-collapso for Martin (Phreerunner) Banfield for secretion at a certain strategic spot.  I may pre-place other essential medical logistical items as well, who knows?  [If anybody wants anything pre-placed for entertainment purposes for the second night, best let me know before I get to Moffat on Friday!]
There seems to be eleven starters for the walk, plus a small crowd to see us off (Dave Albon and, possibly, Humphrey Weightman if he can drag himself away from putting together the Christmas edition of Big Jugs Monthly, the scramblers fanzine.)
There has been a little staff wastage in the last few days, and there are people who retain an interest in this walk but couldn’t make it this time. So, I’m wondering about staging it yet again in September 2011. I suspect there are blogger/backpacker types out there who might also enjoy this kind of thing. So, if this one goes reasonably well and not too many people are lost or fatally struck down by something or other, that there’ll be invites going out next summer.
I think a dozen walkers is about right.
We have seven, I think who have declared an intention to try to walk back to Peebles from Moffat.
The silence from this blog is likely to be broken by just the one post-Meefatt posting, next Friday, and then I’m off to Wales for a fortnight. So the quietness will continue.
However, there are some notable bloggers involved in this walk – notably Alan Sloman, Peewiglet, Martin (Phreerunner)  Banfield and Tony (Pennine Ranger) Bennett, so there should be no shortage of finely crafted reports for your edification.
Me and the dawg have lots of jolly japes planned for whatever will remain of October, though, watch this space.
Shall we have some post-walk entertainments?

8 comments:

Laura said...

I'm really sorry I can't join you again - although not being there before turned out to be a good decision....!
Hope all goes well - ENJOY as I'm sure you will. Looking forward to reading all about it later!
I'm off to the Perigord for a couple of weeks...

Mike Knipe said...

Ah well, next time, maybe, Laura.
Enjoy yourself up the Perigord.... wanders off to look up what the Perigord is.....

Pennine Ranger said...

Yes, bag all packed and ready to go. Pre-walk walk near Cat & Fiddle this afternoon got me used to having wet feet again. Mobile blogging technology tested and ready to fail in the field (or on the hill). See you in a pub in Moffat tomorrow night. Will txt when we get there to find out where you are.

Mike Knipe said...

My bag packed too - just waiting for some batterries to charge up....
See you in Moffat, Tony. I'll be in the pub with all the police cars outside....

Phreerunner said...

Thanks Mike. See you on Sat am. Don't forget to pack the Newky Brown and coke!

Alan Sloman said...

Bloody 'Ell! Just woke up and have yet to look for the things to even start packing...

Mike Knipe said...

Wake up Alan I think I have something to say to you. Its late September and I really should be up the road.....

To Moffat - post haste..... See me, I'm off by the way.... and all that kinda stuff

Pong said...

Don't worry Alan, I haven't started packing, but I have stuffed all the food into a big bag and now have to go and remove some cast iron from a sewer (don't ask, but it's true) before resorting the food into more manageable smaller piles. Then I have to look for a rucksack and a couple of tents, and for stuff to stuff them with. Chaos reigns.