Author Topic: Hello from Jealous Irish Walker  (Read 1725 times)

Rob Goes Walking

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Re: Hello from Jealous Irish Walker
« Reply #15 on: 17:42:02, 30/04/19 »
Having said that I have had little experience with this as I am a bit of a champagne hiker.

What is a Champagne hiker?

sussamb

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Re: Hello from Jealous Irish Walker
« Reply #16 on: 17:47:56, 30/04/19 »
Just fizz and no taste  ;)
Where there's a will ...

ninthace

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Re: Hello from Jealous Irish Walker
« Reply #17 on: 18:08:47, 30/04/19 »
Just fizz and no taste  ;)
You need to buy better bubbly  ;)
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JohnpM

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Re: Hello from Jealous Irish Walker
« Reply #18 on: 19:00:37, 30/04/19 »
In the same way that a champagne socialist shunned the company of the working class and still proclaimed to be a socialist, I shun tents but profess to be a hiker.

ninthace

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Re: Hello from Jealous Irish Walker
« Reply #19 on: 20:00:07, 30/04/19 »
In the same way that a champagne socialist shunned the company of the working class and still proclaimed to be a socialist, I shun tents but profess to be a hiker.
  Me too - I'm a hiker, not a camper these days.
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Bigfoot_Mike

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Re: Hello from Jealous Irish Walker
« Reply #20 on: 20:08:39, 30/04/19 »
  Me too - I'm a hiker, not a camper these days.


And me. Mrs BFM has decided she is not a fan of camping

Rob Goes Walking

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Re: Hello from Jealous Irish Walker
« Reply #21 on: 22:37:17, 30/04/19 »
It was only once I got to this forum I discovered there's some snobbery around the word hike. According to the dictionary a hike is a long walk, especially in the country. Some of my walks take 5-7 hours, I class that as a hike. In one dictionary I just checked the example was a 5 mile walk.

ninthace

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Re: Hello from Jealous Irish Walker
« Reply #22 on: 22:48:55, 30/04/19 »
If I've got my boots on, it's a hike.  If not it's a walk.
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Jac

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Re: Hello from Jealous Irish Walker
« Reply #23 on: 00:13:08, 01/05/19 »

It was only once I got to this forum I discovered there's some snobbery around the word hike  ............................



and don't even mention the 'r' word :o
So many paths, so little time

JohnpM

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Re: Hello from Jealous Irish Walker
« Reply #24 on: 08:29:43, 01/05/19 »
If I've got my boots on, it's a hike.  If not it's a walk.


That's a good working definition IMO. My only concern is that the advent of trekking shoes may complicate matters. Can trekking shoes go on a hike?

richardh1905

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Re: Hello from Jealous Irish Walker
« Reply #25 on: 09:04:18, 01/05/19 »

Hike? Walk? Ramble (the R word)?


Couldn't care less, to be honest!

Dovegirl

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Re: Hello from Jealous Irish Walker
« Reply #26 on: 09:34:03, 01/05/19 »
Hike? Walk? Ramble (the R word)?

Couldn't care less, to be honest!




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