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Showing posts from February, 2019

The Merrick

There was an excellent turn out for today's Craggy adventure on the Merrick of 14 humans and 3 dugs.  It wasn't a day for our favoured route round the five lochs as rain was forecast to come in anytime between midday and 3pm.   As it was a big group the mountain goats of Gail and Barry went off first while the rest of us sauntered up from the starting point a Bruce's Stone.  There's been some tree felling of the lower section since our last visit which certainly had me a bit disorientated as we headed up.   Before long we were clear of the treeline and that was when the wind kicked in.  So much for the heatwave the weather bods were talking about.  No evidence of any heatwave here!! There was no messing about today as it was a bit of a battle to keep upright at the summit and not much in the way of views.  So with various speeds being taken on the descent some managed to make it back before the rain started while the true saunterers a

The Isle of Mull............ eventually

There have been so many excuses used for not getting our act in gear and getting over to the Isle of Mull.  A big one was wanting to go outwith the tourist season but up until now, there was a real issue getting accommodation.  So I thought I was setting Steve a mission impossible when I said I wanted to go for my birthday.  But the boy came up trumps when he found  Cill Mhoire Lodges in Dervaig  😃 Having a birthday in February means you really are in the hands of the weather gods.  This birthday was no exception but the weather gods had decided to give me the present of Storm Erik.  It certainly made the ferry crossing entertaining but at least we got there. While the initial plan for the weekend might have been Ben More and possibly the Corbett  Dun da Ghaoithe, those ideas were quickly binned in favour of exploring the islands beaches and otter spotting.  There are certainly plenty of beaches to chose from around the island and many within very short distance of where

Beinn Dubh - Glen Striddle Horseshoe, Luss

It was that time again......... the Craggy annual pilgrimage to the Luss Hills.  Today it was just Steve, Jake and Elaina making the most of the perfect weather conditions. It wasn't as snowy underfoot as last year but there was still enough to give us lots of pretty pictures.  Route details on Walk Highlands And off we go, heading up Beinn Dubh Sun glinting on Loch Lomond The boys and Ben Lomond  Views opening up as we reach the first Beinn Dubh Arrochar Alps looking magnificent  Ben Lomond On the summit of Beinn Dubh Heading down off Mid Hill Looking back up Mid Hill