Author Archives: Elaine Speirs

About Elaine Speirs

Elaine comes from Hamilton near Glasgow and her interests in the outdoor scene began at University. She is a keen mountaineer, climber, cyclist and skier. Her first mountaineering exploit was going up the North Face of Ben Nevis after which she was “hooked” on the mountains. She has also climbed outside of the UK, particularly in the Dolomites, Chamonix and Majorca.

Final Munro in aid of Cancer Research UK

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A café with a view

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Sunset from Ullapool

This evening we sat having dinner in the ‘van at the Ullapool campsite and watched as the vibrancy of the sunset grew ever more intense – it surely doesn’t get better than this.

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Visit to Edinburgh

Last week we took the ‘van to get its annual service but we had to visit Inverness for the engine service and then Perth the next day for the habitation service. A bit of a trek but at least it’s … Continue reading

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Our penultimate visit home

Last week we popped back to the Midlands to check on our house and to catch up with some of our friends in the area. All was fine with the house and garden: for which we are indebted to our … Continue reading

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A celebratory meal for 75% completed

To celebrate reaching the three quarters stage of our mountain climbing challenge, that’s 213 out of 283 Munros ‘bagged’, we treated ourselves to a meal at the restaurant Grants at Craigellachie in Ratagan near Glen Shiel. We came across a … Continue reading

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Day trip to Attadale Gardens

As I mentioned in an earlier blog [18th June 2011 – Day trip to Applecross] we were keen to visit the Attadale Gardens at Strathcarron, and as the weather today was so warm and sunny and we took the opportunity … Continue reading

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Sightseeing in the north of Skye

Map             A map of the day’s journey can be found here – it may take a few moments to load into a separate window. The map displays on most browsers, but not unfortunately Internet Explorer.

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Choc Crunchies

We are staying at the Skye Camping and Caravan site at Edinbane near Loch Greshornish for a few days. The view from our ‘van is lovely and tonight there was a breeze – great for drying the washing and providing … Continue reading

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Day trip to Applecross

After three hard days on the hills we (well me really) needed a bit of a rest. So, today we decided to do some sightseeing and headed to the Applecross peninsula. From the Morvich campsite at Kintail we first passed … Continue reading

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