How to get a hill view. Without climbing a big hill. That was the challenge Dave set me and I pondered a few options. I thought of some small hills in the area with big view such as the Lomond Hills and Ben A'an. The OS maps were scoured for hills I hadn't heard of … Continue reading Are Wooded Hills the Best?
Is There a Ferry to Lochindorb?
Stromeferry. Queensferry. The Ferry in Inverness (now known as Merkinch). What do they have in common? Well they all used to have a boat to take people and goods across a body of water. I think the word ferry comes from the Norse "to carry" and I love seeing the word and finding out all … Continue reading Is There a Ferry to Lochindorb?
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 Rugged Country of Coire Garbhlach
According to the LearnGaelic dictionary, Garbhlach apparently means rugged country. And this was where I was heading for a bluebird weekend with some of the boys, a roam around the rough corrie and the wider expanse of Glen Feshie, one of my favourite glens. Coming from different parts of the country, we all converged on … Continue reading The Rugged Country of Coire Garbhlach
It’s hard not to get lost in The Lost Valley
I've driven along the A82 through Glencoe many times. The road is an outdoor addicts dream as you pass mountain after river after ridge after yet more stunning views. Despite the many drive-throughs, I had no idea the Lost Valley (or Coire Gabbail) existed until about 4 years ago when I walked the Bidean Nan … Continue reading It’s hard not to get lost in The Lost Valley
Lock Skeen Sun
As I left my house this morning, I was dreaming of a Texas sun. Or at least that was the song I was listening to, by Khruangbin, as I drove south to pick up Dave and then on to the car park at the Grey Mare's Tail, near Moffat. Our packs laden with food and … Continue reading Lock Skeen Sun
Loch Laidon Living
As the number of vaccines administered hits the millions, the end might just be in sight. I say that with one eye on a future that is still very much unknown. As one sage-like fellow said: "Anything can happen, and often we are wrong. The best we can do with the future is prepare and savour the … Continue reading Loch Laidon Living
Swimming with Discogeese
A nights camping, cooking and dipping with Dave and about 1000 noisy geese. https://videopress.com/v/o2e2xK4G?preloadContent=metadata