The injury to my ankle was a real problem. There didn’t seem any point in going any further north into Assynt. I had been trying to find a route back into, and out of, Inverness, to meet up with my friend Matt Sillars, and one of the “other places” »
Having arrived in Lochinver, without any real plan, I was more than happy to find the weather and location would combine to fulfill my “model” day for the trip – one hike in the morning and another later in the day. I retraced my route from the day before »
Before I left home, I had not been able to settle on what to do after Gairloch. The general idea had been to continue heading south and west. Now I was there, I was finding it impossible to find anywhere to stay. I gave up on that plan and »
Before I left home, I had not been able to settle on what to do after Gairloch. The general idea had been to continue heading south and west. Now I was there, I was struggling to find anywhere to stay. I decided to head for a hike at Shieldaig. »
Today is a day for moving my base, from Dundonnell to Gairloch. It started out bright enough, and I had a great time climbing up alongside Ardessie Falls. It was as if the whole hillside was alive with water, with the actual occasional falls as highlights. Perhaps most amazing »
Here I am in Scotland again, and without any thought of this before I left home, I have started by photographing a couple of scenes from when I was here in the spring.
Rogie Falls is just a stone’s throw from Inverness, plus a short hike. This time I did »
This was the second part of our trip to the Pacific North West.
Ahead of the eclipse, the traffic coming down I-5, particularly getting past Seattle, was just incredible; it took us over 3 hours to go from Everett to past Olympia. And there were all these signs on the »
Our original plans for this trip centered on meeting people, rather than getting out and about, but none of these plans came together in Washington state. Jill’s nephew decided to leave Seattle the week before we arrived, and our friend in Vancouver, BC had to cancel our meet in »
We were making plans to stay at our friend’s farmhouse outside Benton Harbor, and hoping to meet up with friends who lived in Grand Rapids, and did our normal check on what was going on in the area, what there might be to see, and were surprised when we »