Marhofn 171.09 - May 2007

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Baglog: Stewart Logan (+158=1335)

2006 was reasonably productive although it came in fits and starts, not helped by a badly turned ankle in September and October. I have to admit that this happened not on a hill but a three-inch high kerb. Also, and this cannot be classified as an excuse, our first grandchild appeared in early September.

At Hamish Brown's Hogmanay get-together, in England for once (near Shrewsbury) looking for better weather, I managed 20 Marilyns across the Welsh border in the week. The next four months were pretty quiet, broken only by a trip to Scarba organised by Graham Illing. May and June brought the trip to the Western Isles, very well organised by Brent Lynam. The highlight was a trip to Hirta with Charles Knowles, after the others had departed, including a close encounter with the sea stacks in idyllic conditions. The very productive trip yielded all the Marilyns up to North Harris and some in Lewis - a total of 51. In early August I finished my English Marilyns in the south-west, and could not avoid diverting to Logan's Stone on the way to Brown Willy. Returning from that trip I decided on the spur of the moment to go to South Wales for a couple of days, as I had only done two hills there. The weather was so good that I stayed for ten days and ticked off my outstanding 62 hills there.

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