You will get more Dales by name today than you can shake a stick at. This was not just a run, but a full on rough stuff scramble at times, and it was obligatory to contemplate getting very wet in the various rivers. But it would have been great fun and worth whatever the risks.
Incidentally, for any of you who feel irritated at the double line spacing I employ on displaying poems, I have no choice. This website, if you chose to drop a line (to form a paragraph for instance or subsequent lines of poetry) it drops two lines to form a paragraph sort of space whether you want it to or not. Sorry.