Stat Counter

Sunday, 15 April 2012

And Now for Something Completely Different (Other than Tunstall)

walking down by the park wall
See that walk in the previous post? – Well, we did that today. There were fifteen of us altogether, including me and the two stewards Clare and Ian.
We did it anti-clockwise as per Ian’s suggestion and, it’s much better this way.
dvcrs walk at tunstall
We passed through Baal Hill Farm where, it seems, that the sheep are giving birth to three lambs each. In fact, we gave a wide berth to one clever ewe who had just produced three bouncing lambs a few minutes before our arrival, judging by the gory mess at the back end and all the licking that was going on. The old girl wasn’t much perturbed by us, and we did pass quietly and in a wide arc.
tunstall reservoir is FULL

The day was one of sunshine and some very beefy snow/hail showers but we finished in good order and roughly on time. I have included in the pics, one of Tunstall reservoir, which readers from East Angular and other desert kingdoms, will note, is Full Up. We have loads of water, thanks. It’s brimming in our ponds, streams and reservoirs. We run off bathfulls, just for fun and splash the dog for a laugh. And no, you can’t have any.
tunstall dvcrs walk

So that’s it for Tunstall for quite a while. The very next thing will be a short hiatus or gap during which me and Dawn will be getting wet in Wales. For me, this is a TGO challenge shake-down. I have a pack heavy with http://www.outdoorgrub.co.uk/  dehydrated scoff, squirty cheese, oatcakes, chocolate and cheap whisky. Its going to be fun. Its going to be damp. Its going to be Welsh.
In the meantime, please enjoy yourself with this short instructional video on the importance of the interweb thing…

8 comments:

Louise said...

Have fun. Don't drown!

Jules said...

Down here in the flat, arid south, we have no water at all. Thanks for the reminder. Seeing as you have plenty and are not inclined to share, hope you get loads more in the next few days. (Looks for emoticon with tongue sticking out and fails to find one).

Have a great time in Wales, and I hope sufficient training ensues.

Yasmine Hamid said...

Yes, be careful what you wish for with all that water. Great post - love the humour.

Mark said...

Great clip. Love that show, but haven't seen this episode. Enjoy your trip.

Alan Sloman said...

I think it's time for another pair of virtual trousers on the Message Board...

It's 'orrible out there, Captain. Don't go! It's all wet and stormy and cold...

chrissiedixie said...

Have a good time in Wales!

Alan R said...

Its always wet in Wales, i suppose thats why they have so many leeks!
Oh dear. I better shut up.

Mike Knipe said...

Thanks each - The little valley of the Afon Hengwm is possibly the wetest without actually being a lake.
And it rained and snowed. There's plenty of water in mid-Wales.
I'm sure you're all keen to hear this.....