After a day of walking, a cake stop can be a great way of appreciating the challenges and achievements of the trip. And it's even better to share the moment with a new pair of friends.
After 6 months work (on and off) I finally finished my kuksa, a Swedish style cup carved from birch with the intention of giving it as a birthday present to my wife. Hope she appreciated the manliness that went into its creation. And even the string was homemade.
A beaver den in Bridge of Earn. Some fine engineering.
Today's lunch spot in the Cairngorms. With added cheese, pepperoni and chilli mayo sandwiches.
As a primary school teacher I've taught boys named after the isles of Harris and Lewis. I've taught an Ailsa (Craig), a (North) Rona, a Tara (nsay), a Summer (Isles) and a (Stac) Lee. And not so long ago I taught a girl called Skye. I'm bearing in mind that when teaching some of these … Continue reading Island Children
Q. What equipment do you need to go caving? I only ask because if a Trivial Pursuit victory depended on my knowledge of potholing, I would be left floundering with 5/6s of a pie. The very idea of exploring the depths of middle earth excites me but scares the bejesus out of me, probably because … Continue reading A Hole Lot of Wonder
Driving to work the other day I was listening to the radio. Amongst the news stories about Trump, TTIP and terrorism, and songs like Walking in Memphis, I Left My Heart in San Francisco and New York State of Mind, the wavelengths took an easterly turn on the compass: "I was sick and tired of … Continue reading Lost in Song
A wee trip to Torridon to walk Beinn Eighe. Beautiful. And a wee film below. https://youtu.be/BG1G43hMbhc
A cloud inversion this morning covering Strathearn in cotton wool. The last one I saw that was this good was 10 years or so ago at the Aonach Mor gondola so it was lovely to see nature's duvet in action so clearly.
Driving to work this morning.