Saturday 7 July 2018

Sidney's Maiden Voyage

Loch Shieldaig

Jim's midlife crisis conveniently co-ordinated with a small inheritance.

So, a correspondingly small inflatable boat was purchased and christened "Sidney".

Gairloch from Loch Shieldaig

Here's a few pics from Sidney's first wetting - a short jaunt around Loch Sheildaig and Loch Gairloch - including a couple of slightly chilly dips in the sea for me...

Torridon hills from Loch Shieldaig

Sidney and wild swim off Eilean Horrisdale, Loch Shieldaig

Sidney off Eilean Horrisdale, Loch Shieldaig

Loch Gairloch

Port Henderson, Loch Gairloch

Rafe watches me out in the bay - Loch Kerry by Gairloch

Gairloch Harbour

Saturday 30 June 2018

Loch Maree - what a day on (and in) the water!

Rafe - Slatterdale - views to Slioch over Loch Maree

Another glorious day in this summer of glorious days.

Where better for a paddle and a wild swim - Loch Maree.

Loch Maree - over Eilean Ruairidh Mor to Beinn Airigh Charr

Loch Maree - On a rocky island by Eilean Ruairidh Mor

First lunch - Eilean Ruairidh Mor

Rafe - Eilean Ruairidh Mor - Loch Maree

Loch Maree - Slioch over Eilean Ruairidh Mor

Garbh Eilean - Loch Maree

Slioch over Loch Maree

Ob na h-Innse Moire - Loch Maree Islands

Loch Maree Island

Eilean Dubh na Sroine - Loch Maree

Slioch over Loch Maree Islands

Eilean Dubh na Sroine - Loch Maree

Final wild swim from Slatterdale - Rafie

Sunday 15 April 2018

Early spring on Loch Beinn a'Mheadhoin

A sunny Sunday morning in Glen Affric - 

River Cannich in Cannich village

River Cannich in Cannich village

Time for a quick paddle on Loch Beinn a'Mheadhoin, from the Forestry Commission car park (NH243261), on the south side of the loch.

Here are a few pictures - what a glorious day...


Spring at last - Cannich

Wednesday 4 April 2018

Cyril's trip to North Yorkshire

North Berwick from the golf course

A short visit to see family in North Yorkshire. We drove down in Cyril and took two days over the journey each way. Here's a few views from our trip - as you can see, the weather wasn't wonderful...

North Berwick from the golf course

Rafe and Bass Rock from the beach by North Berwick Golf Course

Bass Rock

The Angel of the North

The Angel of the North

Dove Dale from Needle Point, Dalby Forest

Jim and Rafe - The Bridestones, Dalby Forest

Dovedale Griff from the Bridestones, Dalby Forest


Thirlmere and Wythburn Fells from above Wythburn Church, the Lake District

River Caldew , Swineside, near Mosedale, the Lake District

Beinn Bhrotain and Monadh Mor

Setting off from Glen Feshie - it was chilly - before the sun had a chance to peep over the hills...  Off we go! Jim - Setting off near Auch...