Doing the “Munros Tables of Golf”. Laurry Skuodas/ Leonard Cohen RIP

Yesterday was a special day as one of my great mates Laurry Skoudas mountaineer, sailor, referee, Hostel owner, eccentric golfer completed playing all the golf courses in Scotland. What a journey he had and combined with his “journey”  by his passions of sailing to the Islands, Refereeing rugby and shinty to far away places to get the golf Munros done. It has taken 10 years and some of us were lucky to have been with him yesterday as he completed at Maverston Golf Course near Urquhart, Elgin.


As is normal with a Skuodas Adventure we nearly got benighted and none of us had a head torch but we just made it to the 18 th as the darkness fell. We were well looked after and even the lovely Helen ( his long-suffering wife) joined us for a celebratory soup and sandwiches. Then the party dispersed to the wilds of Newtonmore, Aviemore, Carrbridge and Granton wondering where the snow was on the Moray Med ?

What a man and what a great adventure and one to remember. Thanks to Maverston Golf Course for a great afternoon.


Sadly I just heard that the singer poet Leonard Cohen has passed away , many will know that I love his music and especially his words, what a wordsmith. I have so many memories of his music, much of it makes you think in dark times.

Cohen’s haunting bass voice, nylon-stringed guitar patterns and Greek-chorus backing vocals shaped evocative songs that dealt with love and hate, sex and spirituality, war and peace, ecstasy and depression. He was also the rare artist of his generation to enjoy artistic success into his Eighties, releasing his final album, earlier this year.

!Long after I am gone I will be speaking sweetly through my window through the tower of song “

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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