Category Archives: Out and About

A general category covering days out; sight-seeing; attending events, the cinema, the theatre, etc.; island hopping; lowland walks, etc.

Cycle to Aviemore

Today we cycled into Aviemore (about 14 miles round trip). It was freezing cold on the bikes with the added wind chill – especially on ours hands. Elaine was out in front and I could see her shaking her hands … Continue reading

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A run of sorts

We sort of managed a short run this morning! The “sort-of” has nothing to do with feeling the after effects of Hogmanay, but instead, had everything to do with icy paths.

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Onward to Aviemore and the Cairngorms

We have arrived at Glenmore campsite in Aviemore, which remains a firm favourite of ours. The roads over from Fort William were all clear of snow, as too was the access road to the Cairngorm Ski Area: the same road … Continue reading

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Heading to Fort William for Christmas

The journey from Edinburgh to Fort William today was very beautiful due to both the frosty weather and the spectacular scenery. Here are a few of the photographs taken when we stopped at the top of the Blackmount near Rannoch … Continue reading

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Run-up to Christmas in Edinburgh

Unfortunately my cold took longer to clear up than I had originally hoped so sadly the Munro tally has not increased from 25 since completing Ben Challum on 13th December. The weather has also caused us logistical and technical problems, … Continue reading

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Sanctuary at Ardgartan

This freezing weather is playing havoc with our ‘vans plumbing. During the last three days the overnight and daytime temperatures have stayed well below zero and the frost has now (eventually) made its way into our fresh water supply (tanks … Continue reading

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A trip to the coast

The weather was a little bit grim today so we decided to relax a bit and drive west from Fort William to Lochailort and Glenuig on the coast (about 30 miles along the “Road to the Isles”: A830).

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Lochaber 1, Fort William 0

The daytime temperature was well below freezing all day – and here I’m taking about arctic temperatures of minus 7°C at sea level. Nevertheless, it was beautiful and sunny so we decided that an easy low-level walk from Corpach to … Continue reading

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Shovels to the rescue

Just last week I posted an article about us urgently needing to consider purchasing snow chains for the ‘van. Well, we could really have used them today to get the ‘van out of the Ardgartan site.

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On and off the pavement

After breakfast we decided that we’d take a short walk from the campsite into the village of Arrochar – only about 3 miles away. Although there was actually a pavement along the whole route it was buried in over 6” … Continue reading

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