2012 - Flotterstone
Battlefields, Test-tubes, Cars in ditches,
Paranormal Activity, Sprained Ankles, Witches
and Fireworks it must be the Carnethy Halloween
|Luckily the late arrivals
added to the 13 runners setting off from Flotterstone,
and as we approached the wooden bridge over
Glencorse Burn the vision of smoke lights and
a large Dalek was a surprise to most.
|Having avoided extermination
we ploutered through the muddy fields to the
Rullion Green Battlefield Memorial (info
here) and then across the fields to the
waterfall below Glen Cottage and a stop for
some test tubes full of Whisky-Mac.
|Fuelled up we had a
failed attempt at extrication of Sam Johnson's
van from the ditch (the dangers of Dalek delivery).
With time running short the climb of Castlelaw was
aborted for a dash across the firing range to Castlelaw
Hill Fort and Earth House (info
here) where we found the Earth house already occupied
by the Local Paranormal Society! Cody is obviously
a channel to the underworld as they exclaimed
- "when the dog entered it spiked".
|Then it was on to the
woods and past the army trenches (in a place
with a far greater paranormal feeling) to the
Tyler Memorial with a stop en-route to administer
First Aid to Lindsey Donald after turning her
ankle slipping off a treacherous tree root.
The memorial was the sight of a Woodhouselee Witches
Coven in full spell casting mode, where luckily the
cauldron was full of hot Glühwein
which was dished out liberally.
While one witch took care of the injured Lindsey, the
rest of us returned via a wonderful Fireworks display
and Castlelaw Carpark and on to The Flotterstone Inn
for some well earned food and beer and a reunion with
all the helpers and the injured.
A great night was had by (almost) all. Our route
|Thanks to Bob and Sam Johnson, Graham Nash, Cali Ingham,
Moira Stewart, Bob Waterhouse and Nick Macdonald
for all the entertainment.
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