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Sep 6, 2020 16 tweets 6 min read Read on X
What I Did on My Holidays

It had been a year since I last went camping due to C-19. On Thursday I escaped to the Peak District for some much needed R&R.

You want to see the highlights?

Aaaaaas yoooooooou wiiiiiiiisssssssh! #PrincessBride Image
(I am always impressed that Buttercup pushes The Man in Black off Carl Wark so hard that he lands nine miles away in Cave Dale. That's a good angry shove you've got there girl.)
Anyway back to the holiday.

Played a bit of Historic Graveyard Bingo in Castleton.

I scored for, "The stonemason accidentally ran out of space". ImageImage
Spotted this Absolute Goth Unit hanging out on the War Memorial. Image
The capsite had stunning views across from Dovedale to Blackshaw Moor. ImageImageImage
A superb wildlife spotting spot. I can report Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers in the trees to the right. Image
When returning from the toilets at 6am the next morning, I saw a distress flare go up over Blackshaw Moor. So I phoned it in. It turned out to be the army on a training thingy. Still, you never ignore a distress signal.

I didn't get a photo of the flare, but here's the dawn. Image
Ah Mackrell Sky!
T'was not long wet,
Nor long dry. ImageImage
Popped into Leek for a bit. Happy memories of coming here with friends for a sesh when we were students. (One of the gang was from the town.)

Another round of Graveyard Bingo. This time we scored for, "Someone escaped". Image
I have always been confused by this shop in Staffordshire. I have never seen one of these shops in Yorkshire.

Please let my know if you spot one. Image
Sorry. I HAVE to post this again. Image
Up the Roaches for a wonderful wander. Image
@nomenloony has been a musician so long that every photo you take of him ends up looking like an album cover. Image
Does anyone recognise this lichen?
Save me looking it up. Image
Last night of the socially distanced shenanigans. @nomenloony Clare and Paul @strangefishband . Rare photo of me in the background with my camping axe.

(Thank you Clare for taking this.) Image
...and then we came home.

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