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Easy but unspectacular

Fancied a walk but working to a schedule. Ben Chonzie seemed the best prospect. Although I was up there last year I never saw it as it was in solid cloud, 20 yards visibility, gale force winds and horizontal rain. I thought it would be nicer in the sunshine which the forecast promised. We felt that ...
by Oldman
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:31 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Easy but unspectacular
Replies: 8
Views: 5589

Re: First midgies of 2010?

I've just checked out the life cycle of the Highland Biting Midge. The female typically produces 2 batches of eggs per season but because they are 'autogenus' the first batch of eggs does not need a blood meal. Subsequent batches do. This probably explains why the first lot of midges to appear after...
by Oldman
Mon May 24, 2010 9:21 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: First midgies of 2010?
Replies: 12
Views: 7440

Re: Ben Vorlich - Loch Lomond

What have I done wrong - can't seem to get the better of computers - the pics on my report have to be viewed in reverse order even though I was careful to put them in the correct order. Need a computer course I think!

Oldman
by Oldman
Mon May 24, 2010 8:58 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Vorlich - Loch Lomond
Replies: 6
Views: 6133

Ben Vorlich - Loch Lomond

My last decent hill walk was in October 2009. Unfortunately I'm and 18 year old trapped in a nearly 69 year old body and I'm not as fit as I would like to be. However the lure of the mountain is too strong and so on Friday 14th May 2010 my daughter and I decided that we would attempt Ben Vorlich. Th...
by Oldman
Sun May 23, 2010 6:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Vorlich - Loch Lomond
Replies: 6
Views: 6133

Re: First midgies of 2010?

Ouch! Not so much of 'the' Oldman - Oldman is my codename. I'm actually an 18 year old lad with a 'nearly' 69 year old body.
by Oldman
Sat May 22, 2010 2:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: First midgies of 2010?
Replies: 12
Views: 7440

Re: Thunderstorms make life exciting?

Sorry no photos - too busy keeping our heads low. The whole purpose of my report is to alert everyone as to how easy it is, even for an ex weatherman who knows how to read the signs, to get caught out. Also to pass on a few basic hints regarding how best to improve your chances when you are daft eno...
by Oldman
Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Thunderstorms make life exciting?
Replies: 16
Views: 13170

Thunderstorms make life exciting?

Set out to do An Caisteal and Beinn a'Chroin with my daughter yesterday 2/7/09. We had made note of the weather forecast which mentioned the chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon by which time we hoped to be well on our way down. It was very warm and humid and as a retired weather man I was keepi...
by Oldman
Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:14 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Thunderstorms make life exciting?
Replies: 16
Views: 13170

Easy walk in the sun

Kirkton Glen 022.jpg If you're looking for a short easy walk with wonderful views, you can't go wrong here. Walked it yesterday 13th May 2009 with my 72 year old brother - I'm no youngster myself - and we fairly enjoyed ourselves. The Walk description is spot on - no chance of going wrong on this o...
by Oldman
Thu May 14, 2009 4:31 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Easy walk in the sun
Replies: 2
Views: 3242
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