Best start to a school in-service day in a while. 🏊♂️
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?
Into the Angus Glens for a warming saunter up Cat Law and then a cool down dip in Reekie Linn.
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
The clouds concealed the blue sky that was no doubt shining up above the grey barrier. This was the one recent morning that our weather hadn't seen us blessed with sunshine and warmth. And this was the morning I chose to visit the tidal pool at Pittenweem. Not so much poor planning, it just so … Continue reading On the Pool
A walk around Sgairneach Mhor and Beinn Udlamain in the heat.
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
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