Category Archives: Wildlife

Cycling – a great quote ! Mink in Ayr ?

My sister and I were walking along Prestwick Esplanade when I saw this sign: “When the spirits are low when the day appears dark when the work becomes monotonous when Hope seems hardly worth having just mount a bicycle and … Continue reading

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Special day in Galloway a place that never lets you down . Great hills few folk .

Yesterday I picked my brother up from his hotel in Ayr for a much needed day on the hills of his beloved Galloway. He lives in Bermuda and is a fit 73 year old. He misses Scotland so this was … Continue reading

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A grand day on Carn Chhuinneag, magical hill, great paths the land of the Clearances and our sad history.

I picked my pal Babs up at Dunphail and we put our Mountain Bikes in the van and away at 0700, so it was an early start for me. I had a snag with my back years of lifting and … Continue reading

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Heading out on the hill Carn Chuinneag. Near Bonar Bridge. A hill and Glen with a sad history of the Clearances.

I am of with a pal to hopefully climb Carn Chuinneag at 838 metres is @the hill of the Churn@.I have done this Corbett in the past in June 2011 it was an enjoyable day. It is a a hill … Continue reading

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A bit on the A82 on the Cycle path !

North Ballachulish to Corran Ferry – 3.5 miles interesting information still trying to get something done! Got a reply from Transport Scotland yesterday Hello – thank you for your message, we have passed the information to our operating company who … Continue reading

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Thoughts – A busy few days Climbing Munro Bagging ,Filming ,Biking and good pals.

Last week was busy and at last I got a bit of rock climbing at Logie Head With Dan and Pete it was a short afternoon but good fun. Later that day in the evening I met the author Jonny … Continue reading

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Ben More – Crianlarich a poignant day a visit with a daughter of the Crew of the Viscount Aircraft that crashed in the winter of 1973.

Yesterday was a great day as I was planning a hill at last. I stopped at Elma’s In Crianlarich early and dropped of the usual-food parcel. Elma has been a true friend of RAF MRT for 40 years. Her son … Continue reading

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