Snowy High Pike… Made me Sick!

21 06 2020

Thu 27 Feb 2020
This was a deep and soft snow plod in early spring where I exhausted myself so thoroughly, I ended up with a COVID-type virus! You never know really as, even though they thought it started here at the end of March, they’re now saying they think it could have started a month earlier.

It’s certainly a warning not to overdo things when you’re not fit though! Read the rest of this entry »





Bannerdale Crags East Ridge – Stow Your Poles Please!

9 06 2020

Mon 8 Jun 2020
I was out on Bowscale Fell and Bannerdale Crags yesterday when I saw an interesting rake I wanted to try above Bowscale Tarn and also had a yen to come back and do the exciting East Ridge of Bannerdale Crags. Today I went back and did just that… Read the rest of this entry »





Job Application: pre-Feminist Extremist Days

30 05 2020

A quick post about a job application I made in the days before feminism became so extreme. It was meant to be funny and was taken that way by all concerned! Read the rest of this entry »





The Black Lagoon Strikes Again!

13 05 2020

A few years ago, I was walking on Uldale Common (my local common) when I found a sheep stuck in a bog and successfully rescued her (here) Now, whenever I walk there, I always call by the dangerous bog and check there’s no-one there. The other day, yet again, there was a woolly body sticking out of the bog… I went to investigate… Read the rest of this entry »





Middleton Woods Bluebells (Ilkley)

27 04 2020

These woods always have a superb display of bluebells every summer. When the ‘bells are out, the wood is thronged with photographers clicking away! Well, it is most years – this year I suppose it will be all quiet during ‘lock-up’! 😦

To view the Powerpoint Slideshow, click on the link below (on older PCs (like mine) you may need to: open, select ‘read only’ and press F5 to start)

Ilkley Bluebells(2min)





The Joker

7 04 2020

I was sat in the sun outside my conservatory (at the back of the house as prescribed by law right now I think) when I heard something really odd… Read the rest of this entry »





The (Equal) Dangers of Lowland Walking and a funny story

2 04 2020

Not sure whether he did it to prove that lowland walking is just as ‘dangerous’ as going to the hills but this is a (very) short story about Richard… Read the rest of this entry »





Figueroa Mtn Freedom: Violating the COVID-19 Lockdown Order — Jack Elliott’s Santa Barbara Adventure

29 03 2020

Jack is spot on with this post! It’s far, far safer being spread out over wide areas in the mountains than it is cramming together on the lanes as I was today – never walked with so many people – and so closely!

A vernal pool on Figueroa Mountain. A male and female mallard were seen in the pool. March 27, 2020 I find it difficult to live in a society governed without reason. My mind operates logically. I am irascible by nature. I am not submissive. I am free thinking and independent. I do not subscribe to […]

https://yankeebarbareno.com/2020/03/28/figueroa-mtn-freedom-violating-the-covid-19-lock-down-order/





Disintegrating Cumbria and the ‘Not-Well’ Pharmacy!

24 03 2020

Okay, rant time!

Not sure if the whole country is disintegrating or whether it’s just my ‘new’ local area but it truly is around here! I’ve just had one helluva day! 😐 Read the rest of this entry »





The Lost & The Undressed (Archival)

21 03 2020

Having to put some archival posts out for a while as, even when I get properly back into the hills, I won’t be able to get any photos developed until the health crisis is over! 😦 Actually, re-reading it was interesting for me in re-visiting an older writing style – I actually think it’s quite bitchy in places but (hopefully) amusingly so! Read the rest of this entry »