One blustery wet and cold day last October
.....me and my friend Mary
....went for a walk with a group of people
...organised by Scottish Heritage (I think) to look at some old iron age remains (I think)
It's a long time ago now and honestly I've forgotten quite what we were doing apart from getting very wet
It rained. A cold wet penetrating rain that got in under collars and cuffs and down the tops of walking boots
We stopped to look at something that was vaguely to do with the iron age. But I can't remember what it was and my glasses had water running off them
Aged iron, and iron age are not the same thing. This very large iron container was left behind after the second world war by the military presence up here in the Highlands
We carried on up the hill past the age iron box in a brief spell of sun
Once at the top it was unbelievably windy. Mary hung on and tried to smile for the camera
We huddled together for warmth and to stop being blown a way. I don't know where the iron age remains had gone, maybe we were sitting on them
We were very bedraggled and soggy as we returned to base
Crumbs! I feel cold just looking at the pictures! You're very hardy people. I would have stayed at home in front of a warm fire.
Rather you than me. It looks horrid.
I'm not sure how much fun getting lost and soaking wet is. We got caught out in a fog on Dartmoor one time and that scared me.
Looking back you can see how disasters could happen. I'm afraid I'm getting to be a fair weather walker!Still beautiful in the photos!
Hilarious - tho not at the time! Much 'buffeting'at the top. Tsk tsk to the guide - that was potentially dangerous.
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