Ardgour/ Fort William and now heading for Arran via the Mull of Kintyre.

It is the rainy season and my trip to Ardgour was so wet that I never even ventured on the hill. The showers were wild as was the rain and after arriving on Thursday and leaving Sunday I only got a few walks low level.My plans for the odd Corbett were dashed but we had a good time enjoying a visit to Ardamurchan Light house and local walks.

The light house was a great trip and the views even on a wet day and the tales by the Light House Keeper were magic. We even saw a Sailing Ship ” The Flying Dutchman” go by in full sail in between showers. I would advise all to visit well worth the drive and the cafe magic and the history museum superb. It made up for the weather.

The Flying Dutchman in full sail.

The Club arrived on Friday night but I was heading to Fort William that day early for some research for my book. The weather was a lot better and they got a Corbett in despite the wet ground as I headed back to the early Ferry £ 8.20 each way and was at Lochaber MRT base for the best part of the day.

The Ferry at Strontain

I met some of the Old and Bold and we had a laugh. The new centre ” Gang Hut” is great and their use of technology very up beat. They are so busy though and it was an interesting afternoon.

Lochaber MRT Old and Bold

It was then back to Ardgour as Ellen our Australian pal was heading home and she had a good send of and all had a hard day on the long walk in Corbett. I was a bit out of it but left them partying into the wee small hours. I was on the first ferry back to the mainland at 0830 and met Dan for our trip to Arran via a visit to his Mum and Dad and then today the Mull of Kintyre. Dan stopped on route down a dead end in the middle of no where for some cakes in an old telephone box!

The cake Box


Dan loves cakes and bought loads which were greatly appreciated by all. What a great idea!!


It was a wet Journey most of the way we met Elma at Crainlarich for tea and cakes ( She loves Dan) then it rained all the way to Skipness and I am talking real rain. No views till we arrived at Dan’s Mum and Dad’s but had a great walk along the beach when it cleared and we saw Arran. Well fed and watered and lots of tales of Dan and a lavish night to head of to the Mull Of Kintyre then Arran tonight.

Arran views

Great company and maybe the weather may change?

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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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