Yellowcraigs beach in East Lothian must have set a Guinness World Record last summer. One night saw 180 tents camped on the beach, according to a couple of rangers we chatted to on our second day here. Thankfully, last weekend, it was much, much more peaceful. Dave, Young Johnston and I shared the sights and … Continue reading Yellowcraigs
The Ferrata Tomaselli is a well known Via Ferrata in the Dolomites, and also possibly one of the hardest. It also gives its name to an award given out at an annual meeting of two outdoor sports clubs for what they call "endeavour". This yearly award was given out on Saturday night past and I'll … Continue reading The Tomaselli Salami
When the chance came along to visit the abandoned island of Belnahua, on the west coast, my immediate response was an unambiguous YES as the exploring nerves in my body all went into overdrive. A friend is writing a book partly based on the island and she was chartering a boat to go over and … Continue reading Belnahua Bound
Post-adventure recovery for daddy and Young Johnston. New clothes, salt and vinegar sticks and a hot chocolate.
Recently there have been a lot of weather, snow and wind and rain, but you might never have known it walking down the quiet wooded path. The only evidence of rain was the absolutely sodden ground we moved across. The light breeze moved the trees in the sunshine, throwing shadows across our muddy footsteps as … Continue reading Building a Den
Teepee building in the garden today. Young Johnston has a new bedroom.
A family microadventure to Loch Leven for a spot of dipping and wild swimming.
Another in the series of things we've built to improve our garden (now called the race track), entertain Young Johnston and get us through lockdown! A go kart!