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An ignominious return to Inverness

(pics to come) 03–10 May, 2021 For weeks, I’d been planning to spend most, or even all of May in Inverness. Travel restrictions had lifted, overnight visits were now allowed, there were long hours of daylight, and the wee beasties remained abed for a few weeks yet. I had a long “to-do” list of hills...
by kmai1961
Mon May 10, 2021 5:31 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: An ignominious return to Inverness
Replies: 0
Views: 6

The long arm of the Laws

To celebrate the first day of legal inter-UK travel after four months of lockdown, Jimmy and I met at the Megget reservoir dam to do a bit of Donald tidying. (I've never really planned on visiting all of these hills; consequently, I've accumulated a few awkward outliers.) We set off just before 9am....
by kmai1961
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:13 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The long arm of the Laws
Replies: 0
Views: 5

SO not feelin' the love...

This was a really hard day. My back hurt, my legs hurt, my feet hurt. I was stopping approximately every 100 steps to catch my breath, and to shift my rucksack around, fuelled by jelly beans and lucozade. There was no question of adding on the Shee of Ardtalnaig, and I was mightily happy that I’d de...
by kmai1961
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:17 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: SO not feelin' the love...
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Go South for the sake of sanity

alternate title: Smug Southerners (not to be confused with "Smug Highlanders") Four months of “stay at home” has a lot to answer for: loss of hill fitness; pressure to make up for lost time; worries about car health; diminished overall confidence. So a nice easy day in the Borders was a go...
by kmai1961
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:16 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Go South for the sake of sanity
Replies: 0
Views: 18

Lockdown 2021

26th Dec 2020 – April 2021 Jan: 383.6 km Feb: 331.5km Mar: 395.8 km Apr: 344km During Lockdown 2020, my modus operandi was “keep busy”; this time, I simply couldn’t be arsed. I still walked, often 2–3 hours each day (more than 300km per month), and I watched a LOT of television. The blessing/curse ...
by kmai1961
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:45 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Lockdown 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 7

The year.

Usually, when I build one of these little slideshows, I start out with a short list of tunes. Once I put each together with the photos, it becomes clear which fits the best. This year, there were two tunes -- both from the same album (The Piano Guys, Wonders ) -- that I liked equally, and, imo, fit ...
by kmai1961
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The year.
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Misty Law

with Gillian A. Cold, clear morning, icy wind at top. Wet, wet ground, even though there's a track for much of the way. Very good views north, not so great back over Glasgow. Glad to have finally made it to the top of this one, which is one that I look upon daily... https://live.staticflickr.com/655...
by kmai1961
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Misty Law
Replies: 0
Views: 41

A small window of pre-Christmas freedom

When Inverclyde moved into tier 2, I could then once again travel up the A9. I’d been hoping to be able to take another jaunt before Christmas, as I have no doubt that there’ll many more restrictions, perhaps even another national lockdown, coming in January. (Update – on 19th Dec a national “tier-4...
by kmai1961
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:14 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A small window of pre-Christmas freedom
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Octoberness / Novemberness

It’s been nearly a month since I’ve travelled to Inverness. Our health board (Greater Glasgow and Clyde) is currently under the tightest Covid restrictions, and the advice (not enshrined in law, nb) has been to not travel into, out of, or through the affected areas. I stayed at home for a long time,...
by kmai1961
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Octoberness / Novemberness
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Borders raid

We met at the t-junction in Tweedsmuir; me coming across on the A701, and Jimmy coming cross-country via St Mary’s Loch and the Megget Stone. The original plan was to leave one car there, although the signage indicated that the large area was meant for timber lorries turning. So we took both cars up...
by kmai1961
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Borders raid
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Yep, that's it.
by kmai1961
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 4711
Views: 611603

Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

kmai1961 wrote:The hill in the photo is a Corbett, the one we're on is...not.


The one we're on is a Graham. Here's another photo -- approaching the summit -- which should help:

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by kmai1961
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:45 am
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 4711
Views: 611603

Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

The hill in the photo is a Corbett, the one we're on is...not.
by kmai1961
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:17 am
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 4711
Views: 611603

Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Doh :roll: was on it less than 2 months ago I thought if I pointed that out, it would give you an unfair advantage. Black Panther has written 2 reports. Thanks, rohan. I was on it just a few weeks ago as well, but didn't clock it without the hints (I'd read quite a few of the WRs before I went). It...
by kmai1961
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:58 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 4711
Views: 611603

Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Is it Carn Chuinneag?
by kmai1961
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:30 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 4711
Views: 611603
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