Monthly Archives: October 2019

Dippers and a day off.

It’s Wednesday 2 October. We’ve worked for 3 hard days and now are free to do what we want. ForĀ  me it’s simple: take pictures. For the others it’s mostly walking – a chance to tackle some of the big … Continue reading

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The Bothy day 2

1:30 “I can’t do this! It’s prison work, no skill, just hard labour!” Failure. I admit defeat. With 90 minutes still to go I’m exhausted and my back is hurting. If I carry on it will get worse. I had … Continue reading

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Dawn in Glen Affric

I’ve slept late for me. It’s 6 45 before I open the van door to a blast of cool air. The ground as I step down is soft but the grasses are all silvered with frost. It’s absolutely still. Not … Continue reading

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Athnamulloch Bothy Day 1

On the map it looked impossibly remote, but this is Glen Affric in the Scottish Highlands, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, andĀ  there are few times when there are not walkers, hunters, even vehicles coming and … Continue reading

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Cougie 26-27 September 2019

It’s a name on the map, a croft which can only be reached by a 5 mile rough track from the little estate village of Tomich north of Drumnadrochit on Loch Ness. It’s home to a pair of Golden Eagles, … Continue reading

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