Thursday, December 24, 2009

Jubilee in the snow

It is snowing here again, all looks very attractive Click on the picture for a proper view.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I'm a reindeer

Joel at his nursery Christmas Play.
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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

High Cup - Nichol's Chair


High Cup is probably the finest landscape feature in England. On one side is Nichol's Chair, which I stupidly decided to climb last year. Not too difficult but rather exposed. Not recommended for the faint hearted. The walk up is very fine, some good pictures here

Some music from 1983 to listen to whilst dreaming of hills...Beat Bop
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Day out on Skye


Joels first trip to the Cuillin
Loch Bhrusda was in service from Mallaig rather than the Loch Nevis. Not a cuppa in sight :(
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Invercaimbe beach again


We are having another week at Invercaimbe. The weather has been superb today, sat on a beach in Scotland the day after the clocks went back an hour, not bad.
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Squat Lobster for Tea


Managed to get some squat tails from a kind fisherman who was just landing his prawns in Glenuig. I love these things and cooking them couldnt be simpler, boil for one minute and serve!
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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Good Bye Oldham Loop Trains


My local train line, the Oldham Loop has just seen its last train. The powers that be have decided that it would be good to turn it into a tram line, only problem is it will not open for another 3 years. They expect us to get replacement buses that will take up 3 times as long. It will be strange not hearing the 23:50 go past just before going to sleep. The picture is of a grotty train arriving late at Newhey Station. Despite its problems I will miss it.
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MV Loch Nevis at Rum


Waiting on the pier at Kinloch on Rum, whilst the MV Loch Nevis does a reverse parking manouvere.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rock Balancing


I have always been fascinated by Rock Balancing, whether natural or man made. I am not very good at it, but I was rather proud of this simple pile of boulders I made whilst waiting for the Bella Jane at Elgol once. This bloke is much better than me at it.
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Nice morning view


I often turn up at Highland locations in the wee hours, pitch the tent, get a few hours kip and then head off up into the hills. Because it is dark when I arrive, it is nice to wake up, open the tent door and see a nice view with a cup of tea. This is one example of such a view.
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Home Sweet Home


Lovely weather for the last few days here. Here are the wee bairns on the hill at the front of our house. Lots of wimberries are blackberries to eat.
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Monday, September 07, 2009

Buachaille for sale


Noticed a strange sign at the Glen Etive / Glen Coe road junction. Are the National Trust for Scotland that hard up that they have to sell a few assets I wonder?
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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Xmas comes early for Newhey


Came home from holiday today to find that Xmas has come early to Newhey. Stopped at the shop to get a pint of milk and noticed that Rochdale Council have already put up the Xmas decorations. I have since found that the story was all over the press.
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Friday, August 28, 2009

Another sunny day in Pembrokeshire


Weather has been nice here for most of the week.  Here is Ella on the deer park near Martins Haven

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Monday, August 03, 2009

Happy Birthday Ella


Ella was 8 yesterday
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Friday, July 24, 2009



Ella has finally made it up the waterfall at Gordale :)
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sgurr of Eigg Panorama


The view from the summit of Sgurr of Eigg. A nice place for a flask of coffee and a sit down for a few hours.
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