I cannot see the summit from here
Here being Dukes Wood, Nottinghamshire.
contours of a map
for Aonach Beag
at 1234 metres
Bearings taken to preferred ways
Kinks in the contours
Kindliness between two walkers
just pick an area
kinks in the lives
towards a day
today there was no need to get anywhere
tired was my position
terrified was how I felt
tried to get to the summit
The cleanest description of my tools for Navigation …
In a transparent plastic holder there is one permanent marker pen with a green lid. The lid is about a third of the pen’s size. The green of the lid tells me that the pen’s ink is green.
How close the green ink colour is to the lid I do not know because I haven’t used the pen to make a mark.
The pen with the blue top has been taken out of the transparent plastic holder and is lying next to this container. There is a pencil.
Next to the plastic container is a piece of unlined paper with one torn edge. On the paper is some writing in blue ink. The blue ink from the pen with the blue top.
Lying below the three lines of blue inked text is an instrument that is also made from the same transparent plastic.
Red cord is tied or rather looped through a hole in the plastic instrument. There is a circular dial that I know I can twist. Inside the dial is a white and red arrow. The red arrow points North. And points down towards me.
By Alison Lloyd