A Christmas dip, since the hills were so wild today. The last shot was indeed me running out of the water as it was so bloody cold 🥶.
Category: Nature at its Best
The Headland of the Great Seas
The translation of the Gaelic name for the area gives some indication of the lie of the land we're talking about if you've never been, or indeed never heard, of this remote, beautiful and charming part of the world. It's area that clearly does it's own thing. It's local distillery isn't open at the weekend. … Continue reading The Headland of the Great Seas
Cottongrass and Cloudberries
A walk around Sgairneach Mhor and Beinn Udlamain in the heat.
Date Day Paddles
A day paddling the River Earn from Forteviot to Bridge of Earn to celebrate a day without kids! Not even the boat starting to take on water (and the pump failing too) could dampen our enthusiasm and enjoyment for such a fab day. And here's the film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NdMdahfmQ8
Good Lordy it’s coldy at Loch Ordie
Went on my first adventure of 2021 today to Loch Ordie, which is off the A9 between Dunkeld and Pitlochry. The weather was beautiful. Cold, sunny and cloudless. And I spent a good part of my time at the loch being followed around by this Robin, even managing to photobomb me at the top of … Continue reading Good Lordy it’s coldy at Loch Ordie
Team Johnston spent Hogmanay with Team Smyde down near Cockburnspath which was a relaxed but fab evening of chilli and whisky. We also took a wander down to Cove.
Seals of St Abbs
Just an ordinary, cold, sunny day with Neil on the Berwickshire Coastal Path from Dowlaw to St Abbs. With added seals! We got so close to them, the wee white ones are just pups, only a couple of weeks old. Apparently they come here every winter for a couple of months of breeding. We saw … Continue reading Seals of St Abbs
Sandwood Bay (Strathchailleach and Strathan Bothies)
Always been one of my bucket list trips, I finally made it to Sandwood Bay. I spent a very chilled couple of days exploring the beach, the bay, Am Buachaille and the surrounding moors. Spent the night at Strathchailleach bothy and also stopped in at Strathan bothy on the way home. No rain, but I … Continue reading Sandwood Bay (Strathchailleach and Strathan Bothies)