Archive for the ‘photos’ Category
Sorry to say, I’m clearly too lazy to update a website these days. However, I did get my arse up a hill and I also had a play with Google+.
So, here’s some hillwalking photies on Google+ for a wee change.
Scott did a write-up with some photies over at weeblackdug, too. I seem to recall one event on the walk that he hasn’t mentioned though. ;O)
Early starts and draughty Land Rovers. Blue skies and snow. Fry-ups at ropey cafes. Breathtaking views. Crushed sandwiches and tired legs. Time with friends. A sweaty back and freezing hands. It’s a mixed bag the old hillwalking but I’ve missed it.
So, (shock!) here’s a video without a baby in it.
I gave the camera a good workout as well so there’s a wee bundle of photies.
Right then, eighty minutes to walk up and back down Ben Rinnes. Away and beat that and I’ll buy you a pint.
Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Kormylo!
Ben Rinnes in the sun.
New bike light. I’ll need to come up with a way of dipping the beam for road use but it’ll be grand off-road.
I should really take holidays more often! :O)
The last time I walked through Glen Feshie and down to Linn of Dee, on a failed coast to coast walk in 2007, my enjoyment was somewhat moderated by ankles that decided they had walked quite far enough already and wanted a long sit down. I spent the night with my feet up then hobbled on to the doctor’s office in Braemar and then didn’t get out walking for another two months in probably one of the best parts of the year, missing April and May entirely.
So here’s a suggestion: don’t push your luck if you’re injured on a long walk. You can always go back, take your time, take some more photos, wonder why they’ve closed the perfectly good upstairs room in the bothy, say “Christ – I just hopped across this river last time” and quite simply do it all again with a smile on your face.
It’s good to be back.
Had one of those greyish-damp-but-okay-really days on Schiehallion with Paul from which there are a few photos as ever.
Pretty dull hill really – certainly won’t be rushing back to do it by the main path again.
Nice to see your pals and blether even if it’s raining though, eh! :O)
Went to Aviemore at the weekend to play in the snow and clearly everybody else had the same idea because the road up to the ski centre was locked up with bastard skiers on both days.
Still, the Craigellachie Nature Trail and Loch an Eilein were fine alternatives and it was good to meet some new folk and put the world to rights over a few beers. It’s been a while since I found myself in the pub for three nights on the trot!