Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Peebles to Moffat - Disaster Strikes
But not without a serious mishap.
Binder, aka Alan Sloman, unfortunately slit his hand on a handrail below Greygill Head, about 200 metres from an easy track to Moffat.
A team effort got him down as quickly as possible, and as I write (quite late) he is hopefully being attended to by experts in Carlisle.
Meanwhile, the remnants of the Pie Man's ever diminishing team enjoyed some nourishment at the Black Bull together with a Proud Scotsman. But sadly it was not the 'minor celebration' we had hoped for.
Our thoughts were with Alan, who seems to have a rather nasty injury. We hope he makes a speedy recovery.
With all except our leader, the Pope, and myself having decided against returning by foot to Peebles over the next three days, and with 'Heavy Rain' forecast for much of that time, a decision to postpone the return leg, possibly until April 2011, has been made.
The picture shows JJ and the Pie Man luxuriating in the sunshine after emerging from the cloud before the fateful descent of Greygill Head.
Our thoughts are with you, Alan.
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