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Category Archives: Reviews
Today we left Glenmore site for a night or two wild camping. The issue for us remains that all of the water system on the ‘van has frozen up and I’ve had to drain our boiler, which was full of … Continue reading
After spending the last few days slipping and sliding our way around the snow and ice of the Glenmore Campsite we finally succumbed and bought a couple of pairs of “YakTrax Pros”. The blurb describes them as “Heavy duty traction … Continue reading
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
Given the issues with our under-slung water tanks I’ve decided that we can’t afford to let our 25 litre jerry-can of fresh water freeze. So, I bought an insulated camping mat and I’ve cut this up to form an insulating … Continue reading
Now, if you’ve been following some of my previous posts you’ll know that we’ve been having some real problems with our fresh water tank and grey water tank (and associated pipe-work) freezing in these sub-zero temperatures.
The snow chains for our ‘van came the other day. I haven’t had a chance to try them out yet as the ‘van has been “laid-up” at my parents whilst we’ve been staying with them over Christmas. Ironically, in the … Continue reading
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
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
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
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).