Tuesday, 17 February 2009

ABC Wednesday - E

E is for Edge

Sharp Edge to be precise which describes it perfectly and tells you all you need know. A scramble used by some to gain the top of Blencathra but is a destination in its own right. The first picture is the approach view from Scales, the second the view from the tarn and lastly its top.




























I remember once a friend had been a bridesmaid and had her long hair elaborately styled (we're going back some time now so it had swirls and curls, clips, pins and flowers). The next day, with almost a clear head, her hairstyle still in place, it was out on the fells and a decision to take the Sharp Edge route, however, the day was very windy so buffeted along the ridge. When we met at the top the hairdressers art had turned into a enormous wild Marge Simpson on acid look with nothing left in place. We wondered if any comb would ever be able to get through.

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11 comments:

photowannabe said...

That Edge really gives me the willies. I guess I'm just a wimp. Great shots.

Carol said...

Great photos...beautiful color...love the blue sky in the second...and the misty look in the last...very pretty

Tumblewords: said...

Scary stuff. I can't imagine being there, chilling... but I did relate to the hairdo scene! Fascinating post.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Great photos as amatter of fact EEExcellent.

Take care / Tyra

Mo said...

Beautiful shots; altho, you'd never get *ME* up on that edge! Thanks for sharin the photos, and have a wonderful week ahead!

spacedlaw said...

That last picture gives me vertigo!
Good E, though.

nonizamboni said...

Your outstanding photos give a new meaning to a 'sharp edge.'
Nice work; thanks for sharing!

Geno's Garden said...

WOW! Have you really climbed that? I am too sheltered in the suburbs of California's Central Valley. We grow up knowing about freeways and malls. I'm having some lifestyle envy. Better go eat!

Rena said...

Great idea for E. I think I'd prefer to try the first one.

Jay said...

Beautiful photos, especially the middle one.

Love the bridesmaid story! LOL!

Glennis said...

A fine edge that I for one would not be walking along! The last photo I am talking about.