Archive for the 'Adventures' Category

Not That One

While I have no camera I’ve decided to clean out the laptop files, stick all the old photie folders in safe places and take the load off the bulging filing cabinet under the keyboard. Get myself ready for all the new stuff coming up etc It being me of course all that’s happened is I’ve […]

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Reunion Tour

The report came back that to repair my LX5 would be £180, it was the wee motor that operates the lens, I can hear the broken part rattling around inside the camera. In fully operational condition they’re going for less than that on ebay. The LX5 has further part to play in my story. I […]

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Older, Wiser, Fuzzier

I wasn’t supposed to be home so soon, but since my home away from home got demolished to make way for a bypass as I slept in it, here I am. What joy there has been, the widening grin below is proof of that.

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Conic Screwdriver

Sometimes things work out just right, the Trail that’s in the shops has a route I wrote for Conic Hill above Balmaha on Loch Lomond which was the result of a quick schedule change. It was perfect as I know the hill so well, I’d just climbed it again so knew my facts were already […]

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Sandwood Bay

It was our anniversary weekend, it was Joycee’s birthday, the weather looked good and we had no idea Holly was brewing scarlet fever while we were away. Sandwood Bay seems like an awful long time ago. Luckily we took some photies. Actually we were lucky to have any photies to bring back, my Panasonic Lumix […]

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Home and Away

And back again.

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Magical Mystery Tour

If you’ve been watching the news, which we were doing accidentally because Richard Branson screwed up our telly once again leaving us with just socialist TV and no cartoons to watch, that is five channels plus BBC 3&4, you’ll have seen the endless horrors currently unfolding around the world. It’s no wonder that this news […]

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Down on the Upside

It’s been the ultimate of contrasts the past couple of days and I’ve been thinking about things that I suppose we all know are always there but maybe we pretend they aren’t. Trail mag came through and I was pleased to see my Mourne Mountain routes are in there. That trip was brilliant in every […]

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Let’s be careful out there

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Sunshine on a rainy day

It was mid afternoon, I’d nipped out to do a wee job which went well, the girls had finished their kids party mayhem and we were suddenly all in the same place at the same time. Quick, go somewhere! Balmaha came up, Arrochar too, but Luss won by default as that’s the road we were […]

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Little Feat

Music in my ears, my eyes squinting onto the bright swirl of cloud and snow. I had to pull on gloves and was glad of my hood. It was difficult at first. It felt awkward, I wheezed, I felt stiff, my pack felt unfamiliar on my back and I shifted it around. I sucked air […]

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Parking on the old road

I was picking up Joycee from the train and I was early, I know, I was surprised too, and it looked lovely over the river. It had been misty all day and it was just breaking up as evening took over from the afternoon and I pulled off the M8 to take a couple of […]

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Pleased to meet you

It was foggy. I had things to do, but it was foggy, what the hell did you think I was going to do? I could have gone to the Kilpatricks, but I know that Conic Hill’s wee summit usually just pokes through an inversion and it’s not too far away at all. I quickly packed […]

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Short Term Memory Loss Win

Having a week or so between a trip and really looking through the photies is something I might have to do again. It’s full of surprises and springback action memories. If someone from another planet  looked through my pages it must look like I live in a world of low light and splashes of colour. […]

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Winter Opening Hours

If you’ve been watching the news over the past few days it’s hard not be stunned by the little chain of occurrences at home and overseas that have brought tragedy to many folks. After a wee bit of unavoidable admin this morning we decided to get out mid afternoon and made a dash for Aberfoyle. […]

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Picnicasonic LXPies

That camera dial got turned to Film Grain setting in my pocket and I never noticed. Interesting. The LX5 was a worry on the Mournes trip, the wee dial that adjusts the exposure shat the bed and jammed itself on -3 meaning that everything was dark except photies done on Intelligent Auto, that is pale washed […]

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Cover Girl

It was nice to see this shot which I took on a fine Easter’s day on Ben Nevis on the cover of Trail’s January 2014 issue which is just out. It fits just fine with Dan Aspel’s nice feature on the CMD/Nevis loop where he was gritting frozen teeth into the weather much more than […]

Monday, November 25th, 2013