Thank you for the update. I had noticed that the mods have taken a more open and informal attitude within the forums recently and even contributing to threads, and why should'nt they. This will undoubtedly lead to a better understanding, a building of trust, and a less formal "them and us" situation, and hopefully a much more friendly and informative place to visit for us all.
What rang an alarm bell amongst my "grey matterered brain" re the RESEARCH member was i just wondered about their qualifications, to be able post under that forum title ? .....and does that mean that mutiple persons can post under the RESEARCH title?
Thank you for your continued efforts
Since you and I are fellow hillwalkers perhaps you might appreciate this......
One day, three men were out hiking in a remote area of Snowdonia and came upon a violent, raging river. They had to get to the other side, but had no idea how to do so safely.
Being a very devout person, the first man dropped to his knees and prayed, saying, "Please God, give me the strength to cross this river." In a blinding flash of light, God gave him big, strong arms and legs and he was able to swim across the river - almost drowning a couple of times on the way.
Seeing this, the second man thought he'd do something similar, saying, "Please God, give me the strength … and the tools to cross this river." In a second blinding flash of light, God gave him big, strong arms and legs… and a rowing boat, so he too was able to cross the river - almost capsizing the boat a couple of times on the way over.
The third man was amazed at how this had worked for his pals and he also prayed saying, "Please God, give me the strength and the tools … and the intelligence to cross this river."
In a third blinding flash of light, God turned him into a woman! She looked at her map, hiked a couple of hundred yards upstream and walked across the bridge!