One of our regular winter walks, except this year due to being locked down in Aberdeen, it’s been a while since we were last here; more often than not it’s been in the snow. Driving out it was very still, the windsock at the glider field hanging vertical to the pole, and the temperature looked … Continue reading Creag nan Gabhar: in the summer?!
Having reviewed the weather last night, we decided on a lower level walk as it looked likely to be blustery on the high tops. We discussed options: lie in and go out for an afternoon start, or go early to beat the crowds and virtually guarantee a parking space. Having opted for an early start … Continue reading Sometimes Staying Low Is Best: Clais Fhearnaig
Now that I’m home, I’m so glad I didn’t go with my gut and turn off the alarm this morning! It was relatively late compared with the times I’ve been running this week but it was a thought, probably as I have had so many early starts. We made it out of the house around … Continue reading Wall to Wall Sunshine on the East Glenshee Munros
It’s been a while since we’ve done Lochnagar, or to give it’s proper name, Cac Carn Beag. It’s also been a while since my last munro, so we decided to opt for something familiar, close to home and ‘easy’. Early Start Up early, maybe not so bright, we had a quiet breakfast before (Bruce) loading … Continue reading Perfect Conditions on Cac Carn Beag (Lochnagar)
That was the plan ... However, having parked up in the main Braemar car park, we were around the duck pond when we felt a spot. Initially unsure, was that a spot of rain or a drop from the tree we just passed, the puddles gave the game away. Optimistic to the end, we concluded … Continue reading Morrone: a quick corbett before the rain
Belated new year wishes to you all. It’s been a bit of a damp squib thus far, but after the year that was 2020 I don’t think we could ask for much else! Here’s hoping that with vaccines on the horizon for our most vulnerable, we may be able to celebrate as the year goes … Continue reading Happy New Year
In awe of his achievement (I just go along for the walk and fresh air occasionally), I formulated a list of questions for Bruce and last night got him to humour me and share his journey. When and how did your Munro journey begin? August 2009. Clare and I used to do a lot of … Continue reading Bruce’s Journey to Compleation
Yet another early start saw us on the 8 am boat from Knoydart back to Mallaig. Meall nan Tarmachan was our target for the day. This munro had been on the back burner this week and was weather dependent. The forecast looking okayish, we opted for a detour on route home. Exciting times lay ahead … Continue reading Meall nan Tarmachan: Bruce Compleats the Munros!
Having left Mull on the first ferry on Monday morning, we later caught a boat from Mallaig to Inverie. As forecast, the rain was tipping down from the moment we awoke and I had a sense of deja vu. On this occasion it was Bruce’s goal at stake - his quest to complete the remaining … Continue reading Escape to Knoydart
Initially planned for April, our trip to Mull was postponed due to lockdown. Having lead relatively quiet, sheltered lives over the last few months, it was a bit of a shock to bear witness to the bustle of Oban. It was thankfully short-lived as we were merely passing through on route to Mull, courtesy of … Continue reading Mull: Brocken Spectres and cloud inversions on Ben More