Sunday, 9 October 2011

Things to do on a rainy weekend

1. Set up a rope across a river.
This was mainly for the kids. Here is my youngest midway across:

But the grown-ups couldn't help getting involved. We tried it hanging below the rope - this resulted in the lowest few inches of us getting wet. We also tried it above the rope. This was our friend Jason's idea and here he is demonstrating how it should be done:
I was surprised by how reliable a method this was, as it looks very precarious.

2. Play with the kids' toys.
This was the best magnetix model that was made. Note the two-shell design utilising squares and triangles.

3. Run a fell race.
Mrs Noel did Windgather fell race today. She wasn't mad keen on doing a long race (13 miles). But she needed to do it to complete the Goyt Valley series, which she won to retain her trophy. It was also a counter in the Gritstone series, which she finished in second place.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, that used to be called dead man's crawl when I was in the Scouts. Yes, it's very effective.

    Well done on all of the other achievements at the weekend.