Sorry for no blogs – down Drymen way!

I have been away on a golf week near Drymen and have had limited internet! I am becoming a bit of a internet fiend and need to take charge?  It was the best weather of the year but my golf was awful! Still not feeling great with continuing health problems and struggled on the last day despite having a golf buggy each day! Shameful but necessary!

We had great days and views of a magic area and the Campsies were the view along with Loch Lomond every day! Stunning scenery! The house was by the West Highland Way and every day we saw the iconic route with so many enjoying their Evetest ! They mainly had huge rucksacks and so many on their special journey through a bonnie place !

Myself and a great pal Ian from my Mountain Rescue Days shared the week and enjoyed it! The rest were pals from the RAF all mountaineers and most of us are feeling the ravages of years in the mountains! Ian eyesite and mine made it an interesting game by the time we found Ian’s I forgot where mine was!
Poor Ian was in the tragic helicopter crash on Ben More many years ago when his pal and the Killin MRT Teamleader was killed . Ian suffered horrendous injuries but lived to fight another day he is a special man a Highland policeman who is a great companion!

It does make you think. That we are so lucky to have lived life to the full and still be moaning about our current health issues!

When your young you never think of how you treat that machine your body ! So take care and enjoy life but look after that body but you will never forget the great days and the companions of these fantastic years!

I had a great visit from another pal from my Mountain Rescue days  Bob Sharp and he kindly brought me his latest book on Search and Rescue Dogs SARDA which I will review soon! Bob was the secretary of the then Scottish Mountain Rescue Committee when I was Chairman and even then the Politics of MR were interesting ! We had some incredible memories of these times!

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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