Badaguish Day 3 – Gorge scrambling and lots of food a few tired kids now but still smiling.

What am I?

Yesterday was day 3 for the kids out on a Respite week with OutfitMoray in the Cairngorms they were Gorge scrambling in Glen Feshie and after breakfast they were off after a bit of fun getting them into all the gear for the day. The kids age from 8 – 15 and are now enjoying and all taking part and eating well. They came back full of it and the jump into the water at the end at Badaguish was the end to a fun day afternoon. After a break they were off again cycling so it is all go. I am amazed how all the kids try to do every challenge and it cannot be easy with  all the varying things they are doing but good stuff to see.


There were some hungry kids and dinner was eaten nothing left all enjoying Bernies cooking spaghetti bolognese  and  his home-made pancakes went down a treat for a sweet. Then it was clear up the kids help and then they tidy their rooms put away  some of the wet gear and work on their “memory boxes” for the trip. Then some hot chocolate and then it was soon it is time for bed and by now its 2100 a long day.  I am sorted by just after 2200 a long day for pensioner as Bernie keeps telling me.

During the day I met Jenny from another group  from “In your Element” working with great patience with some others. It was a humbling the see the patience and kindness she was showing just like the Instructors and Volunteers from Outfitmoray, incredible efforts by all.

It was raining today but the kids are out canoeing after breakfast on Loch Morlich and we can start tidying up as we leave Friday afternoon.

Lots to do but very satisfying as the kids are appreciative and enjoying it and the no mobile reception. There are lots of  wonderful flowers  and wild life about red squirrels and so many birds and the odd deer in the morning and mainly great views of the Cairngorms and the huge trees we live in some place.

Set up for the kids making their own sandwiches.

Now about that idea of Respite care for adults?

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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