Winter was here but now it seems its gone again and we are back with Autum. The move to Fort William has finally been paying off in the last couple of weeks – living in the “Adventure Capital of the UK”. We are still very much in a transitory period living with our friends Sue and Charlie and doing a lot of driving to get things done and see other friends. This is definitely boating season up here just now with the odd wintery bit thrown in and for once I have actually been using my kayaks! A range of photos below of the last couple of weeks.
I was over at Glenmore lodge for a day (re)assessment and spent the night parked beside the beautiful Loch Morlich. I new the day was going to go fine when I woke up to this.
At the last minute I went over to Perthshire to help with safety on the “Tay Descent” Bob and I were sweep/safety for the OC1 class (people in canoes who dont have any friends). It was great craic paddling with Bob all day and even doing a couple of rescues.
Just before the start at Dunkeld.
The next day Bob and Robin and I headed over the Leny – Robin and I were both under the weather with colds but it was great to be on the water and watch Bob in his canoe on a pretty full river at grade 3 and 4.
We carried on down to where the Leny joins the Teith and picked up Hannah (making Bob OC2 as he then had a friend). Spot Robins green boat above.
Bob and Hannah storming down Tory rapid on the Teith amongst the Autum colours.
Hannah and I headed into Glen Coe the next day for a short hill day on Buachille Etive Beag – Funny how many times I have been up its big brother but never this one. Brilliant day of storms rolling past. Above – Looking West along the B.E.B. Ridge.
Hannah walking towards the storm. It hit just as we opened the oatcakes!
Wild day in the mountains.
Last Sunday we headed out to one of my favourite mountains – Garbh Bheinn (Ardgour). I snapped this as we waited for the Corran Ferry.
On the Summit
Hannah playing with my fisheye lens – did I mention I’m doing Movember?
A quick shot on the drive home on Sat after I had been up in Glen Coe for a nip up the classic “Dorsal Arete” in Stob Coire nan Lochan. The Pap of Glen Coe from the Isles of Glencoe hotel.