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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

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2:51p
A Wet and Wooly Adventure, Part One
Stardate, October 2013. These are the voyages of Venturing Crew 119. Our ten-day mission: to explore the far reaches of northern England and the highlands of Scotland. Along the way, we were to bag a couple of mountain peaks, play tourist, meet new people. But before we give you the play-by-play, first we must give you some background.Collapse )
4:36p
A Wet and Wooly Adventure, Part Two
Aiming for the Heights

Friday-Saturday-Sunday
Ellettsville to Ennerdale
Main Objective: Climb Scafell Pike


Getting there is half the fun

Friday morning, October 11. Frantic activity. I thought we had a second driver to take us to the airport, but it turned out we didn’t. I asked Valerie, who promptly said yes. Problem solved. I handed in the last Charge Conference stuff and we were ready to take off. We got to the airport on time, checked in, went through security, and then – were told to wait. Our plane was delayed taking off because of weather conditions in Philadelphia.Collapse )
5:22p
A Wet and Wooly Adventure, Part Three
Exploring the High Places

Thursday-Friday-Saturday
Dilston to Balloch
Lindisfarne, Stirling Castle, Ben Nevis, Kilmartin Glen, Dunadd


Time and tide wait for no man.

We were up EARLY and out the door by 7:15 a.m. on Thursday morning. The North Sea tides were what was pushing us. The incoming tide would make it impossible to leave Holy Island after 11:30 a.m., while the priory and museum didn’t open until 10:00 a.m.; therefore, we had to get there early enough to be first in line for the priory in order to get off the island before being stranded there for another six hours. Along the way, we passed through Bamburgh, site of a massive castle. Bamburgh was once the stronghold of the kingdom of Bernicia back in the 6th Century, and there has been a castle there ever since. Bamburgh is only a small town now.Collapse )

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