Category Archives: Cycling

Over West a few thoughts on the incredible Celtman.

It was magic to be over the West and catch up with a few pals. I met David Glebe who was supporting Chris Watson in the Celtman race. Swim 3. 4 k cycle 200 k and run over 45k and … Continue reading

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Covid Blues?

I am so lucky I live in Moray with so much on my doorstep. I have the sea the forest and grand walks and cycles all on my doorstep. Sadly we have to stay in Level 3 for a bit … Continue reading

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The weather is changing again . Another lovely day in the West.

It looks like we are going to get some rain this week the ground needs it. Everything is so dry but it’s been a lovely few days in the sun after a long winter. ☀️ As I said there are … Continue reading

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Is winter on its way again? Lurg Mor and Bidein a’ Choire Sheasgaich wild hills and the remote Munro top Meal Mor. The remote rock climb “Munroist Reward”.

The forecasts is today the weather will get pretty wintry again. As it’s the Easter holiday and things are starting to open up a bit please be aware. It is fairly common for spells of wild weather to hit us … Continue reading

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Coire Lair a wander and some thoughts on the wonderful Stalking paths.

We had an Autumnal walk up to Coire Lair through mist covered mountains yesterday. It had been very heavy rain for a few days and the Coire has a interesting river crossing and some of the best stalking paths in … Continue reading

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Last day in Harris “The Golden Road”

We had an easy start after our hill day it was windy and pretty cold at times. We had lunch at Sam’s Seafood Shack at Rodal then we headed along the Golden road. We had a superb lunch of fresh … Continue reading

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A podcast, for mental health some thinking time and a head clearing cycle later along the coast.

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” ― Leonard Cohen Today I was asked to do a podcast for Basic Scotland. https://basics-scotland.org.ukWeb result with site linksBASICS Scotland BASICS Scotland (British Association of Immediate Care) is … Continue reading

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Potholes, camping and Toilets.

I travelled back early the other day from the West yesterday early to miss all the traffic. Most lay-byes were full of camper vans and tents they must be having fun as the midges were out. Yet it was sad … Continue reading

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Corbett Days no 2 – Stob an Aonaoch Mhoir a poem in the Doric. “A day in the Jungles and Jet Boils”. By kind permission of the Bard of Dunphail.

Doric, the popular name for Mid Northern Scots or Northeast Scots, refers to the Scots language as spoken in the northeast of Scotland. There is an extensive body of literature, mostly poetry, ballads, and songs. A day in the Jungles and Jet Boils. Heavy came to … Continue reading

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Poem by the Tour de Dunphail winner. A Corbett in Affric Carn a Choire Garbh in the local Dialect.

I have always enjoyed poetry and I was on the hill with the “Poet Laureate frae Dunphail”. We had a great day in the rain that involved a cycle up the Affric track a hidden stalkers path a new Corbett … Continue reading

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