Category Archives: Reviews

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A café with a view

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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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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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On the Glenelg peninsular – [# 187]

Beinn Sgritheall (974m) Pronunciation:             Bine Screehal Translation:                  Mountain of Screes Total distance:             10.6km Total time:                    4hrs 20mins Total ascent:                 1149m Weather:                     … Continue reading

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Munro bagging by train

Beinn na Lap (935m); Pronunciation:              Bine na Lap Translation:                   Dappled Hill Total distance:              9km Total time:                     3hrs 30mins Total ascent:                  570m Weather:                        Stunning, with bright sunshine all day through cloudless skies. Very … Continue reading

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A day out to Royal Deeside

Unfortunately the weather yesterday (15th) and today deteriorated into heavy rain and high winds. The conditions at the moment are tough going, as the snow on the mountains is not consistent, it’s hard and compact in some places and soft … Continue reading

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Sorting the ‘van’s heating probes

Back on 29 December I posted a blog about an issue we’d encountered with the ‘van’s heating probes in the fresh and grey-water tanks. These probes are designed to help prevent the water tanks from freezing during very cold weather. … Continue reading

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We’ve used our new Michelin snow-chains at last!

This morning we aimed to leave the Glenmore campsite quite early. The first time that we’ve moved the ‘van since our Cairngorm trip a few days ago. However, over the last few days the weather has been bitterly cold: -8°C … Continue reading

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