It was appropriate that while the country struggles to come to terms with the cost of living crisis, and the government tries its best to justify tax cuts for rich people at the same time, Paul and I decided to escape to Applecross for three days exploring in the wilds. The Gaelic for Applecross is … Continue reading Seeking Sanctuary in A’ Chomraich
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
Berwickshire Coastal Path: Berwick to Eyemouth
A few pictures from a recent walking trip with our new van. Sunday morning rear view at St Abb's harbour. Berwick Coast Watch building. A sea cave near Berwick. Needles Eye formation. Old Smugglers cottage at Lamberton Skerrs. Partanhall at Burnmouth. Bernie getting tucked in by the sea on Saturday night. And the Sunday morning … Continue reading Berwickshire Coastal Path: Berwick to Eyemouth
Looking for the Fairy Cave
A wee climb up Schiehallion and then a scramble down to Uamh Tom a’Mhor-fhir, the fairy cave.
At McGregor’s Cave near Kinloch Rannoch of course.
A Hole Lot of Wonder
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