There we were the Boys, Fionaoutdoors and I spending a slightly overcast Sunday climbing Ben A’an. And we stopped for lunch at the inviting big rocks just before it gets a bit scrambly.
Clearly we weren’t the only ones who lingered in that spot. How did I know? When I visited the little place a few feet away for a pee it was apparent others chose it too – and decided to wipe after they squatted. Then they left the paper hankies in nasty crumpled heaps.
Why would you do that?
Yes, yes. I know why you’d do it. But why, when you make the effort to take home your sweetie papers, crisp packets and tinfoil sandwich wrappers, do you leave this nauseating mess? If wiping is essential – and most folk find it isn’t if they think about it – then take the yukky stuff home. All you need is a nappy bag. Simple.
Alternatively will someone invent invisible, instantly degradable bog roll for hill walking widdlers.
And the other invention we need urgently is a harness and reins suitable for an adventurous Boy Three whose irrepressible urge to bounce is consistently greater than his sense of self preservation. Something with a shortish handle that would prevent a plummet yet not impede anyone…