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✭ Jim Mills - (formerly "beamish boy") - A philosophical wanderer of mountains and wild, beautiful landscapes for many years. Now I hope others can experience a small taste of those wonderful places, at least visually in these mainly old pre-digital photos. ✭ As well as the outward journeys partially depicted in these photos, there may be detected an inner journey, influenced by these outer journeys. You, my fellow Panoramio friends and visitors, are all part of this greater journey that we all make. ✭ These are more than just photos, they are also a chronological documentation of my travels, where I live, and the passing of the seasons. ✭★ I now have a companion site - Beamish - at this link: http://www.panoramio.com/user/513158 ✭✭✭ PLEASE FEEL FREE TO VISIT MY EARLIER PHOTOS. (PAGES 2 - 35) YOU MAY FIND SOME HIDDEN GEMS THERE! ✭✭✭

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Thanks Randy. In those days you could always tell the British climbers on the mountain, because they were nearly always the worst dressed!

I agree that some modern equipment and clothing is lighter and does the job better, making the overall experience more enjoyable and sometimes even extending one's possibilities.

Talking of sentimental value. I was often reluctant to throw away old boots, knowing the good service they had given me, all the miles walked together, places visited, and mountains climbed. It was like losing a good friend!

Cheers - Jim

Thanks very much Randy, glad you enjoyed my perhaps overlong story. It seems we are both free kindred spirits! I first became painfully aware of the duality of life at college. When I was meant to be studying for exams or doing a project at weekends, I was often torn between that obligation and my strong personal need to head for the hills. In the end I often did neither and just became depressed!

It wasn't until this relatively late date (I was then 32!) that I finally made the break - the choice of LIFE instead of a secure, but a sort of living death! Not too be recommended to everyone! I was still single then with no ties of wife, children and a mortgage! My less fortunate friends at work who were burdened with these responsibilities, sometimes, when working life got on top of them, used to joke and fantasize about "doing a Jim" and quitting work with no notice!

All the best - Jim

Très belle photo , la netteté est impressionnante, je serais curieuse de savoir quel est votre appareil Photo ? Merci. Amitiés de France.

I'm a bit overwhelmed by 7 more comments from you Andy! So I'll just thank you for all of them with this one picture of the Cuillins which brings back great memories for me of a wonderful holiday of rare perfect heat-wave weather and days spent both scrambling in the Cuillins, sunbathing, and swimming in the sea, lakes and rivers, so warm was the weather! Thanks again. Best wishes - Jim

The strange thing Jim is that I mentioned the healing properties and chose my 'illnesses' purely at random BEFORE (well, just now) reading your comment about scrofula, fertility, etc. Why I chose these I have no idea (silliness I thought) but now I think spooky, or what? - Best, Andy

Thanks again Andy. This time you remembered to click on the like button! This was the last time I visited the Cuillins. I well remember having several great single malt whiskeys in the Sligachan Inn to celebrate previous climbs in the Cuillins! Cheers! _ Jim

Thanks Andy. Yes it is surprising to have no comments or likes. Sometimes though, I think it's a technical oversite, like saying "like", but then forgetting to click on the "like" button, just as you have!!! In jest! Best wishes - Jim

Thanks very much Andy for your ys and comment. Best wishes - Jim

Tremendous atmosphere. They don't 'arf make their cow's scratching posts on the big side around here!

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Best wishes, Andy

The memories come flooding back! ysl best wishes, Andy

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