Birdy: Business as Usual

It is has become harder to network Windows XP with Windows 10, so we missed some of the pictures during the development of this nestfull. But now a new solution, which makes the traditional old camera into an IP device brings the pictures right home. For a live feed look here

If not the TGOC then …. why not the Lakeland 100?

Sometimes we cannot do the TGOC. When this last happened to me the Cape Wrath Trail (CWT) beckoned. In an earlier note I described the first half – planned as a mountain route. After illness moved the trip from May round to a rainy October, it became more low-level covering some of the areas frequented …

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Gearing up to the TGO Challenge – an opinionate guide to backpacking essentials for Scotland

The TGO Challenge – there’s lots of advice out there – so my small contribution may not add much. At least this catharsis will allow me to move on in my reflections – and focus on my new challenge for 2019. Some may think backpacking is backpacking is backpacking. But Scotland always has rain which …

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TGO Challenge 2018 – Oban to Kinnabaer: #3 from Pitlochry

The map shows the route tracked from 30 minute beacons sent by a Spot satellite tracker and captured by Phil Sorrell’s Social Hiking site. Push and pull the map in the window below to see the route in blue. Pitlochry was planned as the first night indoors. I had tried to find somewhere earlier, but …

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TGO Challenge 2018 – Oban to Kinnabaer: #2 from Glen Etive

The map shows the route tracked from 30 minute beacons sent by a Spot satellite tracker and captured by Phil Sorrell’s Social Hiking site.   Push and pull the map in the window below to see the route in blue. This is day 3 – there is light rain, and clouds obscure the top of …

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