A wee climb up Schiehallion and then a scramble down to Uamh Tom a’Mhor-fhir, the fairy cave.
https://youtu.be/cF8r_VALhNA And here's the story of the whiteout and the attached bothy trip. An ace weekend.
Don't let the title fool you, it's not 2019! Happy new year to one and all. 2018 is here and it's a good looking number. Much more attractive than 2017. More curvy? Bigger? More contemporary? I've got a few resolutions. Take on the challenge of a new job (that I start in 7 short days). … Continue reading What I Did in 2018
At McGregor’s Cave near Kinloch Rannoch of course.
Today's lunch spot. Sitting on the ridge above the Lairig Ghru looking over to the Devil's Point and Corrour bothy. Oodles of sushi just out of frame.
Leaving the house at 4.30am, the murky morning mist poked some tiny holes in my enthusiasm and, for a second, made me question the wisdom of driving four and a half hours north. The forecast looked good. Yet the fog became thicker as I passed Pitlochry and even from the roadside near Elphin, Suilven was … Continue reading Sharing Suilven
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
A wee trip to Torridon to walk Beinn Eighe. Beautiful. And a wee film below. https://youtu.be/BG1G43hMbhc