Category Archives: Sailing trips

Doing the “Munros Tables of Golf”. Laurry Skuodas/ Leonard Cohen RIP

Yesterday was a special day as one of my great mates Laurry Skoudas mountaineer, sailor, referee, Hostel owner, eccentric golfer completed playing all the golf courses in Scotland. What a journey he had and combined with his “journey”  by his … Continue reading

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Jura tips?

Tip one Never rush on an Island and add an extra days if you can. It will be worth it. Take time to stand and stare. Tip two Give plenty of time for the drive to the ferry the roads … Continue reading

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Off to Jura – Early start on Monday 0200 start! The Corbett Beinn an Oir 784 metres “the hill of gold”

  I am off on  my travels to the Island of Jura a long drive on the West Coast and an early start tomorrow morning. I have been here before on two call – outs one many years ago  where … Continue reading

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The War Memorial on Eigg what a huge sacrifice by a tiny population?

On our wonderful visit to Eigg last weekend at the Singing Sands at Cleadale we stopped at the War Memorial, what a situation it is in. It is dedicated to those on this small Island who gave their lives for … Continue reading

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Day 3 – the isle of Eigg a visit to the Massacre and Cathedral Caves!

It was a great night and we had a few of the Glasgow University who are tough people and camping nearby the harbour they  visited us in the Glebe Barn! It was a musical night full of tales and went … Continue reading

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Doug Tompkins – a man of incredible vision. A warrior for the environment!

Sad news as I was in Aberdeen yesterday that a mountaineering legend had been died in a kayaking accident. Doug Tompkins was one of these men a mountaineer along with Yvon Chounaird in the 60 and 70,s who went on … Continue reading

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A short walk in the Cairngorms to Corrie an Lochain. Verglas todays word?

I had been on the West Coast visiting a good friend who is recovering from an operation and the weather was poor most of the time thick mist and heavy rain. I managed to get out for a few hours … Continue reading

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