Morvich Kintail for the West Coast for New year.

We watched the weather forecast for our trip to Morvich on the West Coast with the Moray Mountaineering club for their New Year Meet.

I took a pal Dianne with us and we stopped to pick up some food in Inverness then headed over to the West .

The weather was good all along Loch Ness the road clear where was everyone?

From the wind farms the weather changed and when we got to the Clunnie the weather was wild pouring rain and wild winds.

We stopped at the Sandeman Memorial and I had wanted to clean it up. It now looks so much better I wrote about the sad story in yesterday’s blog.

The memorial

It was put up in 1960 after the tragedy by the family. It was needing a clean and we both spent some time on it.

The memorial before cleaned it !

When we finished it was looking a lot better.

Looking better.

It was then past the Clunnie Hotel shut for renovations it will be stunning when completed and then we met the goats on the road at Glen Sheil.

They were in the road eating the Gorse bushes.

From the Kintail Lodge Hotel it is only a few miles to the Morvich Centre. This place is within the estate of Kintail & Morvich, owned by the National Trust for Scotland, they operate a countryside centre and an outdoor centre in Morvich.[2] Morvich is also the location of the base for Kintail Mountain Rescue Team. On the way we saw plenty of goats down by the road be aware if driving that way.

We arrived early and met Willie Fraser the Ranger a long time pal Kintail Mountain Rescue and SARDA man. We go back a long time and we had a catch up. Willie is a great character and it was magic to see him looking so well.

We got into the bothy superb accommodation and for the fire on. Members of the club arrived throughout the evening and we had a enjoyable night. It was Jakes birthday and the night ended up in cake and a dram!

The forecast is not good high winds and rain. We will see what happens.

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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