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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    I first came to know Ilkley in 1963 and have actually lived in Ilkley for over 10 years.

    One night on its moor, cold, wet, miserable, I was dutifully following my compass south to get home and then, having wondered why Ilkley had not appeared, remembered that Ilkley lies north of its moor - and has done since Roma
    And you know what lies South.... ghouls and spooks and scary things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millipede View Post
    And you know what lies South.... ghouls and spooks and scary things.
    That would be Keighley?
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    That would be Keighley?
    Keighley has many lovely features. I had a night out there only last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millipede View Post
    Keighley has many lovely features. I had a night out there only last week.
    I'm not convinced by "many" but, to be even handed, the ASDA pharmacy readily provided my flu jab which was more than my Ilkley Health Centre could.
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    Quote Originally Posted by millipede View Post
    Keighley has many lovely features. I had a night out there only last week.
    Cliffe Castle Parkrun for me this morning. P*ssing down, and that hill does not get any easier. My son is a Firefighter in Keighley and see all life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    I first came to know Ilkley in 1963 and have actually lived in Ilkley for over 10 years.

    One night on its moor, cold, wet, miserable, I was dutifully following my compass south to get home and then, having wondered why Ilkley had not appeared, remembered that Ilkley actually lies north of its moor - and has done since Roman times.
    Thank you Graham. I can lift my head a little higher knowing that even you have got your N and S mixed up.

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    I would always carry a compass with me in big cities, especially abroard. Being a simple country boy I find cities hard work and scary, being lost is terrifying. Marrakech for example was a nightmare, but with my trusty compass I always felt secure that I could simply head east till I came out. Beats walking round in circles for hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by molehill View Post
    I would always carry a compass with me in big cities, especially abroard. Being a simple country boy I find cities hard work and scary, being lost is terrifying. Marrakech for example was a nightmare, but with my trusty compass I always felt secure that I could simply head east till I came out. Beats walking round in circles for hours.
    I always carry a compass when abroad (preferably with a map) and I attribute the air bubbles they all eventually develop to the flights.
    Last edited by Graham Breeze; 02-11-2021 at 03:50 PM.
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    Quote Originally Posted by molehill View Post
    I would always carry a compass with me in big cities, especially abroard. Being a simple country boy I find cities hard work and scary, being lost is terrifying. Marrakech for example was a nightmare, but with my trusty compass I always felt secure that I could simply head east till I came out. Beats walking round in circles for hours.
    I never had any problem with finding my way around unfamiliar cities . . . until I went to Singapore. I never did manage to work out the geography of Toa Payoh (the suburb where my wife's brother lives); it's just a collection of identical-looking high-rise blocks, placed randomly with respect to the roads.
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