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On the Isle of Mull – [# 236]

Ben More (966m) Pronunciation:             Ben More Translation:                  Big Mountain Total distance:              13.4km Total time:                     4hrs 44mins Total ascent:                  1133m Weather:                        Bright, but with hill fog covering … Continue reading

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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 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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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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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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Heading back to the Highlands

Today was all about preparing to hit the road again and pick up the wild camping trail. The duties before leaving the Edinburgh Caravan Site were to empty the ‘van waste tanks and to replenish our fresh water supply.

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Christmas lights in Edinburgh

Over the last few days we have retreated down to Edinburgh to take in the buzz as the city’s festive preparations get underway. Prince’s Street Gardens are being transformed with a Christmas Market being set up along with some traditional … Continue reading

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Edinburgh’s Botanic Gardens

The rain was torrential last night but thankfully it cleared up to provide a really fabulous day, which started out with an enjoyable walk to the Botanic Gardens in the morning. We have never visited the Gardens before but had … Continue reading

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More great food

We went back into the city centre to get a few things. One of the shops we visited was The Bike Chain (www.thebikechain.co.uk) to buy some panniers for Cameron’s bike. As we intend to do some overnight camping in a … Continue reading

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Catching up with the domestics

In the morning we went for a run (4 miles) along the shore-front. It was sunny but very windy. I can tell it has been a few weeks since I last did a run! It was also time to do … Continue reading

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