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Walking and Geocaching

I headed out for a couple of miles walking today. The Craigellachie National Nature Reserve is a few minutes away from the timeshare so it is a regular destination when I do not want to get the car out. The plan was to walk a bit then find somewhere to make a brew, eat my lunch and read.

Craigellachie National Nature Reserve

Lunch stop

A few years back the boys and I used to go geocaching a lot. Then we stopped – the boys grew up and I started walking more on my own again and did not need the incentive of looking for a cache to get out and about. Now with both of them off looking for Pokemon – did I mention that they had grown up – I thought I would go and start searching for caches again.

Geocaching - Found it!
Found it!

Gear

Lunch using my Alpkit minimalist lightweight cookset
Lunch using my Alpkit minimalist lightweight cookset

Lightweight Sea to Summit pack
Map and compass
Rain jacket and bush hat
Lunch
Backpacking cooking set
1l water
Sit mat – pads the back of the pack
Swiss Army Knife

Long sleeved lightweight shirt
Crag Hopper long trousers
Karrimor hiking shoes with Bridgedale hiking socks

Pocket first aid kit, pack of tissues, whistle, space blanket, length of cord, four large safety pins, glucose tablets
Head lamp
Emergency power pack for my smartphone
Lightweight roll up jumper, fleece hat and gloves

Today’s photo and some extra Scotland photos

Something from the garden today – I have gear and equipment to clean and sort today, it is too wet and gray to get the MX-5 out and I have Octagon work to organise for the coming week.

Ivy


Here are a few extra photos from the Scotland trip I have did not post.

The Standing Order - Edinburgh
The Standing Order – Edinburgh, a pub in a converted bank

Aviemore
Aviemore

Loch Morlich and the Mountains
Cairngorm National Park

Ice

Coffee
Coffee in the snow

Craigellachie National Nature Reserve
Craigellachie National Nature Reserve

Craigellachie National Nature Reserve
Craigellachie National Nature Reserve

Walking near Aviemore

It has got a bit warmer here today, the snow is melting, there is occasional rain, a gusty strong wind and not a lot of light. After watching Gravity on my iPad and dealing with a few things for Octagon, it was time for a walk in the woods around Aviemore.

The woods around Aviemore

The woods around Aviemore

The woods around Aviemore

Ice

I did not take my lunch or stove with me – it was back to the cottage for a pot of tea and watching the driving rain through the patio windows.