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30-05-2016, 04:23 PM
Well Saturday morning came and it was down to me to go solo, chomping at the bit I was out of the house late morning.

A view looking towards my intended target, had never camped out down the beach so far.

And that's a no go, tried uploading images but getting no joy, tried from photobucket and from the pc, any hints please :)

30-05-2016, 05:09 PM
I use tinypic which seems to work ok.

30-05-2016, 06:35 PM
Thanks, I'll try in a bit.

30-05-2016, 07:55 PM
Ok, here goes.

The starting point, from the road at the bottom of the bank.


I had a rough idea where I was headed but hadn't camped that far down the beach before, getting closer.


The beach stretch done, time to turn to a mountain goat, fresh water, no farming close so it might be ok boiled up, I had carried in.


Still climbing, the sun was shining bright now, it was getting warmer.


Time for a break and a look back from where I had started, a breather and a drink of water and then a push to find home.


Found the flattest spot I could, great views so set up camp, TW Sargasso tarp, xlite mat with a bivvy and sleeping bag.



Time for a late lunch, lamb leg steaks washed down with a Stella.


30-05-2016, 08:03 PM
A few shots of 'my' homestead for the night, the sun by this time was so hot the shirt came off for a couple of hours sunbathing, great views, couldn't have asked for more.





Well it had been a slog but well worth it I thought, it was getting late so the supper went on, venison stew washed down with sloe gin, don't mind if I do.


The sun dropped behind the hill and the temp dropped, time for bed, a good day with good food.


The walk out in the morning wasn't without event due to me getting the tide times wrong, still, a nice ramble for a couple of hours until I could get down the beach.

30-05-2016, 10:11 PM
Looks like you had a good time Al. Shame out schedules clashed looks like a great spot

31-05-2016, 06:30 AM
Yes it's a shame that our schedules clashed again but we'll manage another one soon I hope

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31-05-2016, 07:19 PM
cracking trip mate!T^

31-05-2016, 07:45 PM
cracking trip mate!T^

That it was, I hadn't been that far up, and knew not what was there, but what a spot I found, the weather couldn't have been better, and as a hayfever sufferer it was a 'risk' but I was fine, couple of sneezes in the morning, job done.

01-06-2016, 07:14 PM
awesome mate, im hoping to get to whitby this weekend T^

01-06-2016, 08:48 PM
awesome mate, im hoping to get to whitby this weekend T^

Hope the weather is as good for you :)

03-06-2016, 09:21 AM
me too! cheers pal..

10-06-2016, 07:14 AM
made it out to whitby, just a over nighter with the mrs.. not bushcraft, just chilling in the tent.. (she prefers camp sites).. afew drinks, nice food, getting the dogs out and about.. walked whitby to sands end which is about 13 miles there and back which was great. weather was spot on.


11-06-2016, 06:38 AM
That is a fair slog pleased you enjoyed it

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12-06-2016, 09:35 AM
aye, was horrendous haha.. longest walk iv done since i finished chemo 3 or 4 months ago.. so had to be done!