Category Archives: Local area and events to see

Takithame ? Good Karma seeing the Dolphins . Marine waste.

The other day I dragged a lot of plastic netting old fishing gear near the cycle track. I had passed it for several years like so many but decided to do something so I dragged it onto the fence. Hoping … Continue reading

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Colonsay Day – 4 visit Dun Gallain an ancient Fort. Great last day wandering.Seeing the Waverley Steamer.

At last we had a day out Kalie as she had finished her bee course. We had the ferry late early evening so we had a wander from Colonsay Golf course to look for the old fort at Dun Gallain. … Continue reading

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Dog sitting in Colonsay !

Colonsay is an island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, located north of Islay and south of Mull. The ancestral home of Clan Macfie and the Colonsay branch of Clan MacNeil, it is in the council area of Argyll and … Continue reading

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A very slow day in Torridon Tom na Gruagaich. Beinn Alligin a cracking mountain.

“The weather had a great forecast for the West” my friend Kalie said “West is best” so I came over late on Thursday night. I had just had a tooth taken out on Wednesday and was not feeling great. Yet … Continue reading

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Ben Rinnes never lets you down. Met a couple of characters on a stunning day.

I was on Elgin sorting out some admin and the weather looked good so I decided I had enough gear in the car. I had Islay with me my pal dog she is away and she is such a great … Continue reading

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Travel back via a Munro Sgaireach Mhòr and the Banff Film Festival in Inverness. Tired but happy.

I had a poor nights sleep just because my head was on fire after speaking at the Well – being weekend at Stirling. Sadly this is normal after talking about my experiences in dealing with Trauma. I had a discussion … Continue reading

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Scottish Mountain Rescue Well being Weekend. Plus an Abba Tribute Band.

It was a wonderful drive down to Stirling to give the evening talk on my experiences incidents and it’s long term effect. The Scottish Mountain Rescue were running a weekend at Stirling University. What a location and a stunning campus. … Continue reading

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A wee reminder of winter.

Yesterday I had planned a wander with David Lintren. We had met years ago and had wanted to do a wee piece for Walk Highlands. David Lintern is an award-winning photographer and writer, an average mountaineer and a below average runner. … Continue reading

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Meal Fuar – mhonaidh 699 metres (Hill of the Cold Mass)

I was offered a short day on the hill yesterday with Dianne and Dottie and we left at a descent time 0800 on quiet roads for Loch Ness, The plan was the Meal Fuar – mhonaidh 699 metres. This wee … Continue reading

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Thanks to John Harper of The Braeraich for all those years of looking after us in Newtonmore . RIP John

This wee blog is read by many ex RAF Troops all over the World . I use it to pass news good and bad on to others many who live away from Facebook. I picked this up from Joanne through … Continue reading

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