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More photos from the trip to Scotland

Inverness

River Ness
River Ness

Forres in Bloom

Forres in Bloom

Forres in Bloom

Cake
…and cake

Aviemore

Aviemore

Loch Morlich and the Cairngorm Mountains

Loch Morlich

Loch Morlich and the Cairngorm Mountains

Cairngorm Mountains
Heather

Loch Morlich and the Glenmore Forest
Loch Morlich and the Glenmore Forest

Logie Steading and River Findhorn

Logie Steading and River Findhorn

Scottish thistle
Scottish thistle

Knock Farril

Cromarty Firth from Knock Farril
Cromarty Firth from Knock Farril

Glenurquhart Forest

Glenurquhart Forest
By chance we parked right by the cache

Glenurquhart Forest

Loch Ness

Loch Ness

Yachts in the Caledonian Canal Locks

Yachts in the Caledonian Canal Locks
Just opening the gates

Inverness

It rained hard and then turned into a great summer day!

Inverness

Inverness

Beauly Firth

Beauly Firth
The view at lunch time

Beauly Firth
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Kessock Bridge
The Kessock Bridge

River Cannich

River Cannich

Corrimony Cairn

Corrimony Cairn

Black Rock Gorge

Black Rock Gorge

Evanton Wood and the River Glass

Evanton Wood and the River Glass

Evanton Wood and the River Glass

Evanton Wood

Evanton Wood

The River Glass

Thunder storm at Dingwall Campsite

Thunder storm at Dingwall Campsite
The view from in the car

Invergodon

Invergodon looking away from the docks
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Invergodon looking away from the docks

John o’ Groats and Ness of Duncansby

John o' Groats and Ness of Duncansby

John o' Groats and Ness of Duncansby

Orkney

Orkney

Orkney
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Dingwall Campsite

Dingwall Campsite

We had been camped here for eight nights – so we left our marks! A couple of days of sun and rain should fix it.

MX-5 packed

The MX-5 is not big enough for two to go camping, so we need some extra luggage room. The boot bag fits securely and adds 50l of extra space.


Timber

Red leaf

Plans went wrong!

We made a plan over a late breakfast to go walking for the day in a nearby forest, but we took the wrong turning and just kept going. It was sunny, we had the roof down on the car and the scenery was great. A check of the geocache map showed there were plenty ahead of us.

We stopped in Cannich for coffee and cake at the Bog Cotton Cafe and then onto geocaching and walking.

River Cannich

River Cannich

River Cannich

Corrimony Cairn

Corrimony Cairn

Corrimony Cairn

Corrimony Cairn is an ancient burial mound, built about 4000 years ago.

River Enrick

River Enrick

Milton

Geocache 300
Geocache 300

VR
VR


Toadstool

When we got back to the campsite having had a great day out in glorious weather with the roof down, we discovered the site was flooded in places. The heavy rain started at Dingwall at about 11am and went on and on for four hours!

So for a day that started by taking a wrong turning, it turned out alright for us.

Packed

We are off camping next weekend, straight after the Morecambe match, but I have a very busy week so Jeremy and I have packed the MX-5 today.

The boot bag is packed with the tents and sleeping bags. The space is for my day pack.

The cats are dealt with this year, Sophie is at home to feed them.

MX-5

Photos from my trip to Scotland

Sunday

Walking out form the campsite.

Walking near Lauder

A murder of crows
A murder of crows

Walking near Lauder

Walking near Lauder

Walking near Lauder

Walking near Lauder

Hill Fort and Settlement

Hill Fort and Settlement  - Scotland

Hill Fort and Settlement  - Scotland

Monday

Woodland walking

Tuesday

Melting snow

After the snow I went into a snowless Edinburgh.

Edinburgh

Wednesday

Lauder Common

Because of an afternoon conference call for a client, I only had time for a short morning walk.


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There was a convenient bench up in the hills for a tea break.

Lauder Common tea break

I had packed my titanium meths stove for this trip – my Alpkit gas stove o-ring seal has been giving me some problems. It was completely still, when I came to make some tea later in the evening, so I sat at the picnic table and brewed up.

Vango titanium meths stove and Alpkit gear

Thursday

Lauder

Lauder Scotland

Lauder Scotland

And a “VR”.

I spent a showery afternoon, in the car, drinking tea and watching videos on my iPhone.

Lauder Camping and Caravan Club Site

Lauder Camping and Caravan Club Site

Friday – on the way to Lincoln!

Jedburgh Abbey
Jedburgh Abbey

A68
A68 South of the Border