Hill of Nigg and a fond farewell to the Year of the Sub
by Graeme D » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:55 pm
Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Hill of Nigg
Date walked: 31/12/2011
Time taken: 1.3 hours
Distance: 4 km
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The man who went up that seemingly most unappealing of hills, the 205 metre high Hill of Nigg just to the north of the Cromarty Firth to sign off on 2011, was certainly not the same person who had seen out 2010 on Creag Leacach and Glas Maol or welcomed in 2011 a few days later with CurlyWurly on Carn Bhac. Although it really happened only by accident and as a result of circumstance, I have thoroughly enjoyed my Sub outings this year. Indeed, if pushed, I would probably pinpoint my walking highlight of the year as being on Craigowl Hill back in March (and this despite, as previously mentioned, celebrating the century on A'Mharconnaich in April, an epic overnighter with Kev on the Corryhully Horseshoe in July, and the South Glen Shiel Ridge and the Aonach Eagach within the space of a fortnight in September). It somehow seemed appropriate to be celebrating Hogmanay 2011 on a Sub2K.
We had rented a cottage for a week over New Year in Shandwick, one of the three Seaboard Villages on the Fearn Peninsula between the Dornoch and Cromarty Firths. The weather was just about as foul as could have been imagined, but one vaguely decent day allowed for a wee outing and the Hill of Nigg seemed to fit the bill.
We drove around to just beyond Nigg Village and parked up by the gate at the sharp right hander. Then it was just a case of fighting the boggy track and the endless padlocked gates to the featureless summit, although the views were no bad. Then it was back down by the same route and back to the cottage, the fridge and the fire.
2011 consigned to history. Here's to 2012.....
by Chrisabelle » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:27 pm
by BlackPanther » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:06 pm
by gammy leg walker » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:45 pm
And there was me thinking,Ailsa was thinking,please dad can I see more than the back of your head.
Nice way to close 2011 Graeme.
PS,did what I said I would do,gave blood last month,1st time for 15yrs.
Arrrrgggg,pic never came out
by Johnny Corbett » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:02 pm
by pollyh33 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:20 pm
by Graeme D » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:05 pm
by dooterbang » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:17 pm
Great stuff and fitting end to what seems a rollercoaster year filled with stresses galore, glad you and the family have came through it and i look forward to many a Tr in 2012.
All the best to you and the family.
by kevsbald » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:30 am
by Bod » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:56 am
by EmmaTowle » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:33 am
by rockhopper » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:33 am
by ChrisW » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:29 am
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