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warning : excessive robot kitten action

So, Snowdon. Quite tall, really. We went up the Watkins Path and down the Llanberis Path which (according to this page comes to about 13.5 miles -- although with the various bits of goggling at views and taking little detours (planned and otherwise) it probably was the 14 I guessed when we spread the map out on the centre stone of a random stone circle we found next to a cricket pitch in the nerest town to Cadair Idris. We went halfway up that one, too, in the pouring rain -- slippery stone steps to rain-shrouded glacial lake -- before the rain beat us back home again. We stayed in Llandudno, Queen of the Welsh Resorts, in a hotel without any potable coffee, which made me grumpy. On Snowdon, the cloud and rain came down at some point during the scramble up the final "loose and very steep" portion of the path. Still, with pensioners, toddlers, tiny dogs and a blind guy storming past me, panicking wasn't really on.

I have a bunch of photos, but I'll not bore you with them. Here's Pleocatra and Harlequin sharing a moment instread.

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undyingking
31st Aug, 2009 22:35 (UTC)
goggling at views

Is "goggling at views" the new "googling at views"?

Good for you all that traipsing, I'm sure. I've only ever been up and down via the Pyg track, which has the definite merit of brevity.
cleanskies
1st Sep, 2009 07:10 (UTC)
we did intend to take the Pig track
But you know how plans are. They change.
cleanskies
1st Sep, 2009 07:10 (UTC)
Re: we did intend to take the Pig track
Pyg. I mean pyg.
ex_mardouco
31st Aug, 2009 23:08 (UTC)
that's awesome!!
cleanskies
1st Sep, 2009 07:12 (UTC)
Our Pleo's a bit needy. We're hoping harlequin will help her become a bit more boistrous.
applez
1st Sep, 2009 01:48 (UTC)
I love the Cat Decision Tree
1. It's looking at me
2. It's making strange noises and cat-like motions...but it is Not A Cat.
3. Test 1: Claw it's face.
4. No Reaction! (feisty opponent)
5. Circle 'round back (that's a sure tactic)
6. What is that things tail doing?!
7. Test 2: Claw the tail.
8. What is this thing, stupid?
9. I've got food snacks in the other room. (stupid thing)
cleanskies
1st Sep, 2009 07:13 (UTC)
Re: I love the Cat Decision Tree
I'd get her playing the same game with Teasel (Senior cat!) but it's over so fast the camera doesn't have time to start recording.
crazycrone
1st Sep, 2009 09:47 (UTC)
Note the almost-nosebeep at about 0:27-
cleanskies
1st Sep, 2009 10:37 (UTC)
Teasel and Harlequin have just got relaxed enough to start on the nosebeeping. Peace will surely follow (I hope...)
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