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
Grid Square Journeys no. 3 – NN 7941 (Meall a’ Choire Chreagaich and a Swim!)
For the third of my Grid Square Journeys, I needed to do some tweaking. I've used the same number of steps since I was first taught to navigate properly by Rich. But either old age or maybe too many injuries has meant my stride has started to change. The last two squares has seen me … Continue reading Grid Square Journeys no. 3 – NN 7941 (Meall a’ Choire Chreagaich and a Swim!)
A Straight Line from Laggan to Newtonmore
I've been meaning to get a proper bike rack for a while. I'd tried a few of ways of attaching the bike to the car and most would involve regular resprays. The £25 I spent was far less than expected and this trip was the fantastic first foray into what my brain already calls "bike … Continue reading A Straight Line from Laggan to Newtonmore
Cottaging on Dava Moor
I have a dream. To live in an old cottage far away from civilisation. And every now and then I travel over Dava Moor (between Nairn and Grantown on Spey) and I can see the remains of what must have been a well populated area in days gone by. Old and derelict cottages, tracks and … Continue reading Cottaging on Dava Moor
At McGregor’s Cave near Kinloch Rannoch of course.
Taking the Cloth at St. Peter’s Seminary
The Old Cottage Chair
While walking the West Highland Way last week, I managed to find some urbex action. Even with sore legs, I resisted the urge to sit on this old chair.
Old School TV Set
Inside the Mintlaw cottage, a TV Jim, but not as we know them. Apologies for the fuzziness....