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Dodgylegs

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Would you or not...
« on: 16:20:54, 13/01/21 »
Cross over here?





I'll let you know what I did, when I post todays excellent walk!

Slowcoach

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Re: Would you or not...
« Reply #1 on: 16:34:39, 13/01/21 »
It looks slippery to me...Id end up below the stepping stones
It's all uphill from here.

shortwalker

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Re: Would you or not...
« Reply #2 on: 16:38:32, 13/01/21 »
No, too risky for me. I would have to have a serious think even if the water wasn't flowing over the top.
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pleb

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Re: Would you or not...
« Reply #3 on: 16:40:03, 13/01/21 »
No.
GET ORRRFFF MY LAAAND

harland

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Re: Would you or not...
« Reply #4 on: 16:45:59, 13/01/21 »
Before we answer, have you got your cozzie or a wetsuit on?

Dodgylegs

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Re: Would you or not...
« Reply #5 on: 16:51:20, 13/01/21 »
Before we answer, have you got your cozzie or a wetsuit on?


Haha .... Just out for a walk, in normal wet winter walking gear, so no.

shortwalker

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Re: Would you or not...
« Reply #6 on: 17:00:27, 13/01/21 »
Before we answer, have you got your cozzie or a wetsuit on?


Walking in this weather in just a cozzie, certifiable I would say :P
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jimbob

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Re: Would you or not...
« Reply #7 on: 17:16:08, 13/01/21 »
Well I carry a builders sack for those occasions. Of course I would cross doesn't look too bad really, does it? Put all gear into sack and wade across holding sack tightly. Why wouldn't you?

Following that, a trip to a psychiatric specialist to see if I should be sectioned

Nope, in all seriousness, I would not cross at this point but maybe would look for the bridge not too far away???

Too little, too late, too bad......

harland

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Re: Would you or not...
« Reply #8 on: 17:17:07, 13/01/21 »
Or is Dodgylegs really the Naked Rambler?

jimbob

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Re: Would you or not...
« Reply #9 on: 17:54:22, 13/01/21 »
Or is Dodgylegs really the Naked Rambler?
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Too little, too late, too bad......

fernman

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Re: Would you or not...
« Reply #10 on: 17:56:52, 13/01/21 »
Yes, you could do it very slowly and carefully, leaning on two walking poles placed on the upstream side.

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Re: Would you or not...
« Reply #11 on: 18:20:37, 13/01/21 »
Your photo reminds me of a similar problem I had in the Pyrenees in 2015. If you can imagine the stepping stones as the edge of a sheer cliff and accept that the water facing me was about the same width. In my case, the water was about a foot deep but moving very fast! I took off my boots and socks and tied them together and slung them around my neck, rolled up my trousers, put my flip flops on and used my walking poles to check the depth of the water (at every step) and then walked through the water, I was about six feet from the edge of the cliff and then walked to dry ground the other side. Scary at the time!

archaeoroutes

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Re: Would you or not...
« Reply #12 on: 19:01:56, 13/01/21 »
Depends.
Is there a reasonable alternative?
What is downstream?
Assuming No and Nothing too hazardous, then I'd wade alongside.
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Dodgylegs

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Re: Would you or not...
« Reply #13 on: 19:17:35, 13/01/21 »
Hahahaha ... Guess my idea of winter walking gear is different from some of you!
Just to say it was hailstones or rain most of the way, so I was wearing lots of warm, waterproof clothing and a hat, no walking sticks. I don't think I'd better say who's land this lies on....



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richardh1905

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Re: Would you or not...
« Reply #14 on: 19:57:17, 13/01/21 »
Depends upon how much grip there is on those stepping stones - they look like cast iron bollards to me. If they were rough, there was no alternative, and I was not carrying a heavy pack, I would probably go for it.
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