Sunday, 8 July 2012
Marking exams has put a temporary stop to long runs, but the upside has been I've been doing more quicker ones which seems to suit at the moment.
Spook the Wonder Dog and I parked up at Peat Cott under darkening skies, off down the motorway to Nun's Cross and hung a left up to Little Fox and then Fox Tor. Lightening was flashing away to the south and before long the taps were turned on which was a welcome relief from the humidity. Heading up Sunshine Valley(!) we ended up around Naker's Hill area in a grade 1 clag. My map was in my bum-bag along with my waterproof and I thought it was a good time to test my theory that Dartmoor was too small to get lost in and if I kept running in the same direction I'd hit a familiar track. Sure enough, after 15 mins I was back at Fox Tor Girt and back out the clag.
(please note: Dartmoor is a barren, hostile wilderness and on no account should this be attempted at home)
As we were getting to Little Fox Tor a Chinook, keeping well low out of the cloud, wup-wupped overhead, spooking a herd of black cows.
Back to Nun's Cross and we weaved our way through a shuffling chicane of amply-equipped walkers.
Can't beat the rain......