Escaping Ninewells - Perspective & Reflection in the Sidlaws
by Merry-walker » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:59 pm
Hope your beautiful wife and gorgeous daughter Ailsa are thriving.
Oh, by the way, your report is just ace
by dooterbang » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:13 pm
Congrats on the new arrival - those hands look built for holding ice axes
I think you should throw a party when you hit that elusive century....a double celebration.
by NevJB » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:24 pm
I do not know you other than through your superlative reports on Walkhighlands, but I can empathise with the emotional rollercoaster. So glad that all is well - congratulations to you, your wife and lovely daughter. From here on - the only way is up
by Gable Gable End » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:04 am
Despite the eyesore metal, I love Craigowl and the Sidlaws. When I lived in Dundee I was up that way quite a bit and latterly used to nail the trails on my bike. The Quarry face down the front of "Syd Scroggies hill" as it's locally known is awesome fun!
I never did get around to going all the way across the fault: always quite fancied that....
by NickyRannoch » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:28 am
The sidlaw ridge is one of the finest traverses in Scotland
Had you continued on your bearing past the wild camp spot (camped there may times, definitely something "other" about that place) you would have ended up on Kinpurney Hill outside Newtyle http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/angus/kinpurney-hill.shtml which makes a nice addition if you want to extend the walk by a couple of hours.
Regarding Syd Scroggie, it wasn't until he died that I realised he only lived down in Brig'foot a few doors along from my auntie, would have loved to have met him.
by jimandandrea » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:45 am
it won''t be long before you can put Ailsa into a backpack & head back to the Sidlaws so we can experience another fantastic report.
We have had some briliant days on the fells when our children were little. They are now late teens & wouldnt be seen dead out walking with their M+D. I know it is a bit of a cliche but enjoy them while they are young as it really does zoom by.
by Graeme D » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:04 pm
by CurlyWurly » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:16 pm
by AlisonFox66 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:28 pm
best wishes to you and your family