Category Archives: Plants

Sorry for missing John Muir Day – what a man. Tomorrow – Nan Shepherd

As I stopped the wind was wisping across the loch and the spray was soaking me at times. It was surreal with the light times but magical as well. The tree roots are amazing down by the loch worn,bent, open … 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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A cycle in Appin heaven! On the hills from Lochaber MRT “The conditions are great at moment but underfoot they are very unforgiving and care should be taken when out.”

After a great night at the Fort William Mountain Festival and a magic breakfast in the Alexandria Hotel it was off to see my friend Sue who fancied a cycle. To be honest I just wanted to be on these … Continue reading

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A long day, a bit of family, some culture, thoughts and a wild late drive along the moonlight snowy A9.

It was a long day yesterday getting back at 0115 from Lockerbie. The day started with a wild day in Ayr driving rain and wind then out for a breakfast with my sister in Prestwick. The weather had been wild … Continue reading

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“Crab crawl”a wander round Cairngorm and a visit to a few old haunts? The sad mess on the other side of Cairngorm?

It was out with a few pals yesterday Yeni, Berty, Gus and Brent average age 60 -70 apart from Brent. Now these boys love the Cairngorms and the weather was great so it was an early pick up for Gus,Bernie … Continue reading

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