Tramping up to the route start, occasionally finding a nice hole that we could fall into thigh deep we got on the route and Davy led off, both of us moving relatively fast without a rope to manage Read more
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New England Road Trip Part 3 – Stephen Kings House
We arrived in a plain suburban street , lined with trees and large New England style houses, rolled up to his and spotted it immediate – not many houses have gates and a fence interwoven with all manner of creepy and spooky images such as bats , and not many have a large totem pole in their yard !Read more
New England Road Trip Part 1 – Boston/Cape Cod
This site on the Eel river , known as Historic Patuxet is where, through local contemporary interpreters, you can learn about those who have been here for the last 12,000 years (spoiler alert – Columbus did not “Discover America”.) Sitting on deep fur covered benches in a wetu (house) listening to one young lady of the Wampanoag people talk about daily community life was completely fascinating and is something anyone visiting New England should experienceRead more
Wee Yin on the Wee Bookil … or Kaitlin’s 1st Munro!
Pickup at her flat in Glasgow, with roll and square in hand achieved, we set off for Glencoe and Buachaille Etive Beag (the little herdsman of Etive) or as most of us know it… the wee bookilRead more
That elusive start .. or.. the Big and Wee shepherd
Along the path , sun shining , views for miles and usual chat we headed with the goal being the water slab and getting a handle on the route starts of some ridges around the mountain. Read more
Cowden Japanese Garden
One positive of the last 18 months is that we have explored more of Scotland (beyond the mountains) and discovers some great hidden gems . Yesterday we finally visited the simply sublime Japanese Gardens at Cowden , near Dollar . Set near Glen Devon , close to Stirlings Ochil hills this beautifully architected garden was first developed at the turn of the century by the Scottish adventurer Ella Christie after a trip to the Orient . After falling into declineRead more
Not all those who wander..
… are lost – we all know this one but I found myself saying it in earnest for the first time at the weekend. We went for a “quick hit “ to Meikle Bin , a small 570m hill in the Campsie Fells , just north of Glasgow . Long story short .. wrong car park .. a much longer walk ensued but a lovely day out , a lot of in the forest trails and one very overgrown outRead more
MSR Hubba Hubba NX
the MSR Hubba Hubba NX (or Hubba NX2 as I’ve seen listed) is MSR’s light 2 man, 3 season tent and has been gaining a lot of popularity across social media so I bagged one to replace our aging but bomber TNF Tadpole 2 – lets see how it faired on a Scottish Autumn wild camp.Read more
Ben MacDui WildCamp
En route to the final summit rise we spotted a mum a baby deer grazing in the dawn sunlight.Read more
Arches Park : the bit I missed!
While the Road Trip report dedicated to Arches contains much more , I had missed some photos and the afternoon hike so putting here for completeness 🙂 The following photos are taken on an afternoon hike up to overlook Delicate Arch from a distance, it was from here we decided to get up at dawn and hike up to the Arch itself and try to avoid the crowds at such an iconic and popular structure.Read more
US Road Trip Report #6 Bryce Canyon
I don’t mind admitting I’d never heard of Bryce canyon until we got chatting to a very cool retired gentleman in a bar in Jackson Hole.(I am known to start talking to anyone who gets within 5 feet and in the US many folks are the same so we met many new friends along the way. He was telling us how he’d retired with his wife, they’d bought a camper van and were touring all over the US for monthsRead more
US Road Trip report #8 – Arches park
.. really feeling our epic journey was closing , sad but feeling very lucky to have experienced such an amazing trip and knowing there was still so much more of the world still to see.Read more