Category Archives: Local area and events to see

What a mess we are leaving in the wild places and seas. Camusunary bay and bothy a piece from a special place on Skye. What can we do?

Many will know of my love of Skye not just the great Cuillin peaks but also the lesser known areas of this wonderful Island. Over the years I have built a love for not one of the classic peaks but … Continue reading

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Last day in Plockton, the West at its best! A sailing trip in the bay. Some local tales, great food and company music poetry and a sunset! Just what was needed after a long winter!

The last full day of a super trip with two great friends to Plockton! I was awakened by the 0630 train we are living in the the Old Station House at Plockton. It was then a leisurely cooked breakfast and … Continue reading

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End of the line Kyle of Lochalsh the old ferry the bridge and a chilled day. Wind farms love them or hate them – Huge engineering!

I am staying with pals in Plockton and today we took the train to Kyle.Kyle of Lochalsh has always been a place for me on route to Skye in past days there was no bridge and this made the visits … Continue reading

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The Kyle railway line and some of its story! Worth a trip through some stunning scenery!

I am staying with friends in the Old railway station in Plockton on the West Coast it is a stunning location. Outside the house is the railway platform and the Station house has been converted into a stunning holiday home … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring – It’s still winter on the hills and golfing memories on the “Moray Med”at Hopeman Golf Club.

Spring is coming but still snow forecast for the Easter period on the high ground where it is still winter especially in the highlands. Yesterday I managed a game of golf with the Seniors at Hopeman, we play every Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Navigation – busy Cairngorm MRT over the last few days.

Yesterday my mate drove up from the Borders Lyle Brotherton a good friend since I met him in the USA in 2008. He had a bit of a wild drive but was on great form. Arriving in the middle of … Continue reading

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Work Started on the Beinn Eighe Lancaster Memorial at RAF Lossiemouth. A bit of the story!

I got some great news that “Work started on the new MRT Cairn! 39 Engr Regt at Kinloss are kindly taking on the build. Photo by Shane Rousell The Memorial has a huge story to it and the crash where … Continue reading

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