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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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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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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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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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The open road beckons

It is now time to get back on the road after a week enjoying my Mum and Dad’s hospitality. The plan today is to get the necessary provisions (from Morrison’s in FW) and get packed for our mountaineering trip tomorrow … Continue reading

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Fort William beckons

Today we travelled up to Fort William to visit Cameron’s mum and dad. We intend to start the Munro bagging around the Fort William area so we will be based here for a few days. It was a late night … Continue reading

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Northward to Kirkcudbright

Most of today was spent travelling from Snowdonia to Kirkcudbright in the Scottish Borders. However, I completely underestimated the distance we had to travel and hence the time it would take us to complete our journey.

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The journey commences – at last!

The journey commences at last – well sort of.

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Our year out – what’s it all about?

What do you think about taking a year off work, buying a motorhome and using it as a base whilst you climb all 283 Scottish Munros (mountains over 3000 feet)? Sound like fun? Continue reading

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