Author Topic: Things that annoy me when I'm walking  (Read 5479 times)

Jac

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Re: Things that annoy me when I'm walking
« Reply #45 on: 12:13:47, 07/03/18 »
Stopping for lunch at what seems like an OK place only to turn a corner on the trail 5 minutes later and find it opens out onto the most glorious view with a fallen tree for a comfy seat.  :(

Same thing happens with wild camping sites >:(
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Re: Things that annoy me when I'm walking
« Reply #46 on: 12:27:30, 07/03/18 »
Ramblers can be identified by a secret sign - they wear their socks outside their trousers; Senior Ramblers always wear red socks; Ancient Ramblers wear long socks outside their trousers and short socks rolled down over their boot tops.


I've said too much, was that a knock at the door?............................................


Ninthace's account has been closed. Nothing to see here, move along.
:2funny:  I have been expecting a knock on the door, for walking in the countryside
all these years without paying a subscription.
Despite spending 5 years on a LAF doing their work for them, because their own reps are too timid to face up to the Landowners.
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rambling minster

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Re: Things that annoy me when I'm walking
« Reply #47 on: 14:31:23, 08/03/18 »
- tarmac (especially towards the end of a long day)
-blisters
- a pub with limited opening hours
- someone appearing when i am about to have a tinkle ;D
- not being able to identify a bird/butterfly/mammal (weasel or stoat??)
-someone who obviously wants to overtake but seems to take ages doing so
-signposts 'accidently' knocked down or defaced

ninthace

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Re: Things that annoy me when I'm walking
« Reply #48 on: 15:03:45, 08/03/18 »
- tarmac (especially towards the end of a long day)
-blisters
- a pub with limited opening hours
- someone appearing when i am about to have a tinkle ;D
- not being able to identify a bird/butterfly/mammal (weasel or stoat??)
-someone who obviously wants to overtake but seems to take ages doing so
-signposts 'accidently' knocked down or defaced
I can help you with the weasel or stoat thing. A weasel is weasely distinguished from a stoat because a stoat is stoatally different.
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barewirewalker

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Re: Things that annoy me when I'm walking
« Reply #49 on: 15:35:06, 08/03/18 »
I can help you with the weasel or stoat thing. A weasel is weasely distinguished from a stoat because a stoat is stoatally different.
The weasel is the wee one and would not furnish enough fur from its pelt to trim an aristocrats cloak with ermine. Ermine has black flecks which are the tip of a stoats tail, common to the winter and summer coat.


As Kenneth Graham stuck these two animals in the wild wood with all the other countryside vermin, I like to think the connections with ermine places those landowners, who either wear it or aspire to it, in that company.  ;D
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Re: Things that annoy me when I'm walking
« Reply #50 on: 15:42:29, 08/03/18 »
I would know the difference between them if I got a good look, but the blighters usually just shoot quickly into the undergrowth!

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Re: Things that annoy me when I'm walking
« Reply #51 on: 15:50:36, 08/03/18 »
I would know the difference between them if I got a good look, but the blighters usually just shoot quickly into the undergrowth!
I had the same problem with snakes. There should be a way of identifying them from just the last 3 inches of rapidly disappearing tail. Perhaps they could be colour coded?
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Re: Things that annoy me when I'm walking
« Reply #52 on: 18:15:53, 08/03/18 »
I had the same problem with snakes. There should be a way of identifying them from just the last 3 inches of rapidly disappearing tail. Perhaps they could be colour coded?

a marvellous idea ;)

yes, i see this too, but i know them to be grass snakes in the area where i live, as there are a few of them about and we don't seem to get adders


butterflies often the same too, if they don't settle

Jac

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Re: Things that annoy me when I'm walking
« Reply #53 on: 07:37:13, 09/03/18 »
Adder


Can anyone see the pic/ cos I can't.
why do I sometimes have trouble posting pics from FB and other time it works fine?
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Re: Things that annoy me when I'm walking
« Reply #54 on: 21:54:27, 09/03/18 »
Adder


Can anyone see the pic/ cos I can't.
why do I sometimes have trouble posting pics from FB and other time it works fine?


It's because IT systems have a wicked sense of humour and detect which users are of a 'certain age' and decide to have fun at our expense.
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Jac

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Re: Things that annoy me when I'm walking
« Reply #55 on: 07:47:58, 10/03/18 »

It's because IT systems have a wicked sense of humour and detect which users are of a 'certain age' and decide to have fun at our expense.

Ouch  >:(
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Ho11yberry

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Re: Things that annoy me when I'm walking
« Reply #56 on: 08:47:22, 10/03/18 »

Ouch  >:(


Sorry - by 'certain age' I just mean anyone over 20! 


Which reminds me of another annoyance, Garmins devised by power crazed programme monkeys who put so many features onto the thing that it becomes impossible to work out how to use it for it's basic function.




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Re: Things that annoy me when I'm walking
« Reply #57 on: 09:09:02, 10/03/18 »
Same with cars!

barewirewalker

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Re: Things that annoy me when I'm walking
« Reply #58 on: 09:25:25, 10/03/18 »

It's because IT systems have a wicked sense of humour and detect which users are of a 'certain age' and decide to have fun at our expense.


Always thought is was because the nerds, who started it all, couldn't be bothered to properly use the English language and were well short on common sense.
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Re: Things that annoy me when I'm walking
« Reply #59 on: 15:24:46, 11/03/18 »
Ive got a new one, technically not whilst walking, but before.


Making plans with somebody, getting all your gear ready, making sandwiches etc, getting up at 6am, getting a shower and dressed, filling your flask, only for them to txt you 5 minutes before you're meant to leave to pick them up, with them backing out because they've been out all night on the ale.