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Wet 'n' Dirty - not Rocky Gap

Date: Sunday 04/12/05
Submitted by: Bill LeClerc-Gigot
Wet‘n’Dirty. This is the phrase Colmcille Climbers use to describe going outside in winter. It also encapsulates those qualities I most admire among my lady friends. But enough about Margaret. Others enjoying a good soaking were Alan, Alan’s brother Jimmy, affable newcomer George, and Inishowen pumping-sex-piston, Peter Cooper. Due to the inclemency of the weather we changed the venue to a pleasant stroll along the Glenveagh valley, starting from the Lough Barra end. There were stimulating discussions on meteorology, the etymology of Irish place names, the future of secondary school education in N. Ireland, native flora and drift geology, and a host of other topics. We met several members of the Northwest Mountaineering Club proceeding in their usual unruly fashion in the opposite direction and exchanged the kind of small talk that is customary on these occasions. Some of their members had become stranded on the wrong side of the deer fence surrounding the Glenveagh National Park and were most unsuitably attired for December in Donegal. The accompanying photograph shows Peter remonstrating with them in a friendly fashion. After tea at the castle we retraced our steps and went home.

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