Category Archives: PTSD

Early start for the North West and a different day rock climbing at Reiff on the coast.

My mate Al who works off shore had fancied a day on the hill he had not climbed Stac Pollaidh not far from Ullapool. It is a lovely wee hill with stunning rock formations and never ending views of these … Continue reading

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2018 May visit to Beinn Eighe the Lancaster crash site.

  This is a piece I wrote about our trip in May to Torridon. I nearly never went as I was double booked as I was helping a group for charity the day before on Ben Nevis. It was a … Continue reading

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Looking back to Syracuse Lockerbie and the future.

This time last week I was being taken to hospital in America and diagnosed with acute bronchitis that could have turned into pneumonia. I was mlooked after and got some penicillin and steroids allowing me to make the journey home. … Continue reading

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Home at last from Cycle to Syracuse.

It’s been some journey but what a incredible thing to do and be part of at last I am home. I am as many know an used to tragedy and spend time with relatives over the years. I knew this … Continue reading

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Heading home – Memories of Lockerbie and the love tears and friendships made.

Today we start the long journey home. I had to go to hospital and get checked out for acute bronchitis the other day. I am worn out exhausted physically and mentally and now medically “pilled” up for a busy day. … Continue reading

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Memorial Day At Syracuse More memories .

Yesterday started with a call from Jill she was worried about me and organised a visit to the local hospital. I have been poorly for a while and was diagnosed with acute bronchitis . I was treated like Royalty by … Continue reading

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Cycle to Syracuse – Day 6 – visit a family , Police Escort tears, memories , joy and celebration. Paying respect and a journey completed,

Day 6 This last day started from a family house we left from yesterday. They had lost a loved one and it was an emotional start in the rain. “I felt so privileged and blessed to meet these amazing lads … Continue reading

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