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Gigha Club Daytrip

19th May 2023, 11 photos

The planned Gigha long weekend club trip had to be turned into a day trip for lunch due to the weather forecast. Nice flights over and back, but all very hazy and a bit overcast so not a day for aerial photos. Here we are on Gigha though - it was still great to be back.

Chilly Night on the Beach

4th April 2023, 7 photos

An impromptu night under the stars - well, under the tent under the stars after the first warm sunshine of the year.

Les Arcs 2023

13th January 2023, 11 photos

Skiing again in the Alps. After a very mild early winter snow was scarce in places but there was plenty up high at Les Arcs and La Plagne.

The Aberlady Subs

2nd January 2023, 4 photos

Wandering over to watch the receeding tide reveal the Aberlady submarines.

The Royal Mile Procession

12th September 2022, 9 photos

Taking advantage of still being in Edinburgh, we were witness to a piece of history and soaked up the friendly but respectful atmosphere on the Royal Mile for the Queen's coffin's procession from Holyrood to St Giles' Cathedral.

Liberton Brae Architecture

12th July 2022, 3 photos

A very cool conversion of an old agricultural building near the foot of Liberton Brae. Three new houses with great views west to the Braids and Blackford Hill. We pass by on one of our many walks from Clackmae.

Brittany and Normandy

15th June 2022, 57 photos

A great cycling holiday to Brittany and Normandy with a bit of walking about thrown in between the bike rides. Superb weather, roads and galettes all the way. We can’t wait to do it again. Overnights, in chronological order, in The English Channel (1), Dinon (1), Audierne (1), Carnac (2), Vannes (2) and Bayeux (2).

Edinburgh 7 Summits Walk

24th May 2022, 10 photos

Perfect weather for walking the seven hills of Edinburgh today, starting and ending in Liberton. Blackford Hill, Arthur's Seat, Calton Hill, Castle Rock, Corstorphine Hill, Craiglockhart East, Braid Hills. With Julie and Douglas.

Curling Ponds of South Edinburgh

18th May 2022, 17 photos

A walking tour of the sites of the old curling ponds of southern Edinburgh. Only one had any proper visible physical evidence of its existence.

Completing The Mamores

20th April 2022, 27 photos

Or "Boots, Boobs and Brose" as Kim wanted to call it. I had the two eastern-most Mamores, Sgurr Eilde Mor and Binnein Beag, still to bag in order to complete this set, so we decided to try an evening walk in and high camp, setting up the hillwalk for the following morning. It was all a bit of an experiment in carrying heavy packs as we'd never wild camped before - always camping fairly close to the car or the microlight in the past which of course isn't really wild camping at all. Anyway, we had chilly air and a stiff wind on top but offset by great under foot conditions and visibility, giving us a super outing in the hills. The photos are all just mobile snaps because I'd decided to save weight by not taking a proper camera. That was a mistake, in hindsight. A wee, experimental video of the trip:

Tandeming and Ticks

16th September 2021, 15 photos

Ironically, as we're in the middle of the architectural project of our lives, we toured with bases at Fort William and Aviemore. Both have so much in common - horrible architecture, big mountains, skiing, mountain biking, rail network connection and even a steam train each, and yet Aviemore just works and is a cool place to be, but Fort William is still so grim. Anyway, they set us up well for more tandeming and Munro bagging as we chased the weather, with reasonable success, once again. Three tandem rides, two camps, two swims, three Munro ticks, one actual tick, one wasp sting and a million midge bites - all the ingredients of another fine Scottish holiday.

To Mull And Back

18th June 2021, 14 photos

Back on Mull again for the first time in three years for a superb bar meal at Glenforsa as usual. Home the next day via Bute for a wander and lunch.

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