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Bute Camp

23rd July 2017, 6 photos

A night and day away on Bute for a bar supper and an explore, by bus, of Rothesay and Mount Stuart.

Motorhome to Orkney

7th July 2017, 36 photos

Rented a motorhome and went to Orkney.

Gigha Club Flyout

3rd June 2017, 6 photos

A fun club fly-out weekend to Gigha. Well done to Colin and Sharon, Bill, Fraser and Isaac - all microlight touring virgins no more.

A Day in Marseille

19th May 2017, 10 photos

On the way home from Tallard after doing my instructor revalidation, we had a day to explore Marseille.

Quik Mull Stopover

5th May 2017, 17 photos

At last - a day off and a good weather forecast, in the west at least, coinciding. We left the cold, windy, murky east coast behind for warm, balmy and calm Mull and Gigha - a different world! Less than 24 hours later we landed back to the still freezing cold east. Brrrr...

Saint Gervais and Les Contamines

16th February 2017, 12 photos

Mid-term skiing in the sun with James at Saint Gervais and Les Contamines.

Skiing Saint Gervais 2017

23rd January 2017, 19 photos

Wonderful skiing again with Gordon and Jill in Saint Gervais, Les Contamines and Megeve.

New Year's Day Mamores

1st January 2017, 11 photos

Great New Year's Day walk to bag a couple of Mamores that had eluded me - Stob Ban and Mullach Nan Coirean - Munros 189 and 190 now done.

Drummochter Two Plus One

27th December 2016, 11 photos

Lovely wee winter romp around the Drummocher Munros with Douglas and Kim. Two new ticks (187 and 188) and one repeat of nearly a quarter of a century ago.

Tandeming France

22nd October 2016, 33 photos

A tandeming holiday to properly visit some of the sights we flew over on our microlight trip back in August. With a little Paris mini-adventure thrown in too, since we happened to be passing. I just must mention the Nexus mobile phone - it has an AMAZING phone camera, particularly in low light and even its digital zoom (used cautiously) can give nice results. All of these photos were taken with the phone - it's not practical to carry a proper camera on the bike but no need to anyway, thanks to the Nexus.

Chateaux Tour of The Loire

6th August 2016, 43 photos

Our third attempt in the last year to fly to the Loire and do a Chateaux Tour by microlight - something I've wanted to do for a long time. Following the weather, as we always do, we were then taken east to Epernay, the Champagne region and an entirely unplanned and moving overfly of my great uncle's Great War grave in northern France. It was hot, turbulent, bumpy flying all the way but we loved every minute and really didn't want it to end.

Lump District

9th July 2016, 15 photos

Fun week exploring caves, trees, wee hills and big landslips in the ridiculously named Peak District.

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