Beinn Eighe (western summits)

The weather forecast left me thinking hard whether to travel all the way to the West Coast or not. It was predicted to remain dry for most of the day, but overcast. The latter meant a fair chance for the tops to be shrouded in clouds and thus obscuring the views. The only way to…

Slioch

Rather a bit unusually, the weather forecast was relatively favourable for a narrow strip of land along the west coast of northern Scotland; narrow, but wide enough to promise dry conditions on Slioch, a Munro I’d been eyeing for quite a while. With a fellow hillwalker we started our adventure shortly before 9am at a…

Bynack More Revisited

The forecast was good enough to plan a walk in the Cairngorms. My plan was to climb Bynack More, then to descend to Loch Avon, walk along its northern bank to the far side and from there to climb Cairn Gorm, followed by a stroll down to the Base Station and then to the car…

Visit to Poland 2017

Muskau Park/Park Mużakowski (on Polish-German border) Tanks An exposition of the tanks used by the Polish Army during and after WWII, set in front of the headquarters of 11th Armoured Cavalry Division. Recreational walks Żary (near Żagań) Wildlife

Nairn Dunes & Culbin Forest

For years I’ve perceived the town of Nairn to be a bottleneck on the A96 on the way to and from Inverness. Going through it was as pleasant as a visit to dentist’s. Although a couple of years or so ago I found in the local Sainsbury’s two kinds of flour that mixed together produce…