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Message posted by heather + phil29/5/2014 at 3:15pm
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Actually, I was beginning to think I wasn't going to make this month's camp for various reasons. As well as work, there was a family wedding, and also, Heather and myself camped in Hawes. Anyway, I did make it, so on the 27th I found a lovely spot on Colborne just South of Gowburn Tunnel. I was protected by a peat wall on one side which caused the North Easterly wind to blow right over the top of me.

After cooking my dinner, I thought I would give my new Soldier Water Filter a go and was a bit nonplussed when the water came out brown. Yes, it was peat water and therefore very brown.....I just thought it should have been clear? Perhaps someone could comment on this? I would appreciate any help.

My second new piece of equipment was a new sim, which I had bought from Aldi. One word...BRILLIANT!! I went back to buy another, but they had already run out

I thought it would be fun to find another water source which I had spotted on the map, so I took a compass bearing and set off to find it, only to see that in the distance there was a hunting lodge with smoke coming out of the chimney. My first reaction was surprise, as I didn't remember seeing this on the map, so a ran back to my basha and just hoped that I hadn't been seen. It was only when I looked at my map that I realised that my hunting lodge was actually an air shaft for the Cowburn Tunnel, and that the smoke was diesel fumes venting from below. I went to have a look at this very fancy chimney and was in awe of this Victorian structure and the gaping hole which must plunge to 250 metres below. It did, however, stink. I went back to my camp and opened some wine. I was treated to the most beautiful sunset and I slept very well that night.

The next day bucketed it down with rain. After breakfast, I struck camp and set off for Brown Knoll. The peat bogs were very wet and I sank more than once up to my knees and found the going a bit tough, but great fun. I said hello to people coming up Jacob's Ladder as I made my way to Barber Booth, where my car was waiting.





The Soldier Water Filter


The 'Hunting Lodge'


The actual shaft






Barber Booth




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Message posted by VangoMan0229/5/2014 at 6:11pm
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Enjoyed the photos phil,you always manage to get out there. You don't let the weather stop you.           Sorry can't help regarding the water filter.

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Message posted by heather + phil29/5/2014 at 10:57pm
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The weather has only ever sent me packing....it's never stopped me from going! Thanks for dropping in and having a 'butchers'

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Message posted by privatehudson30/5/2014 at 1:06pm
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Good stuff again H+P, the last photo reminds me of some of those I took in Anglesey whilst camping on the east coast


Message posted by heather + phil30/5/2014 at 5:05pm
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Thanks privatehudson. That's the thing with night shots, isn't it? One looks pretty much the same as the rest.

How did the camp go? I'm off to the lakes with Heather and a couple of friends, so it's the 'big' tent and a campsite.

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Message posted by privatehudson30/5/2014 at 7:37pm
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I've not been camping yet, I went walking in Holland though if that's what you mean?

Message posted by heather + phil30/5/2014 at 10:17pm
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Sorry, I misunderstood.

How was it?

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Message posted by privatehudson30/5/2014 at 11:38pm
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No worries, I loved it, got to see the whole route of the Market-Garden campaign, visited loads of museums, a military show and had a good wander around Arnhem taking loads of photos

Message posted by heather + phil31/5/2014 at 8:48am
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Sounds fascinating. I'm glad you'd had such a good time.

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Looks great, I really need to pluck up the nerve to get out and wild camp, I seem to have an irrational fear of a farmer shooting me whilst out for foxes

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Message posted by redspeedster31/5/2014 at 9:51am
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Hi
The brown colour in the water are tannins, a filter won't remove these as they're not "solids". Hope this helps explain, IMHO the water would be fine anyway.
Nice sunset photos.

Message posted by heather + phil01/6/2014 at 4:50pm
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I wouldn't worry too much about that, seans. He'll just be after you!

Thanks ever so much for the info, redspeedster, it makes me feel a lot more confident. You're probably right in that the water would be fine. It's just that I don't want to risk getting ill whilst I'm out there. The sunset had me fooled. Red sky at night? It p ed it down all day!!

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Really nice area h+p. Thanks for sharing.

Message posted by heather + phil08/6/2014 at 11:36am
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Thanks for that, mikemorrow. It really is a lovely area.

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