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Glencoe 24-26MAY19

I’d planned a trip to go walking in Glencoe for the late may bank holiday but the weather wasn’t looking promising. However a wet camping trip is a chance to practice resilience. I wanted to be on the road as … Continue reading

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Cragside House and River Breamish 4MAY19

I had been wanting to visit Cragside House for some time. As the home of the inventor Armstrong it is claimed to be the place where modern living began. It was the first house to be lit by hydro-electricity. I … Continue reading

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Ready for Adventure 2019 13APR19

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been getting the van ready for the 2019 touring season. I’ve got all the pot, pans and dishes out of storage to clean, I’ve put the camping clothes through the wash and today … Continue reading

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Loch Leven 26MAR19

It was time to dust off the hiking boots and get some walking done. I’d been planning to walk round Loch Leven since the beginning of the year but Monday was the first confluence of good weather and time. Even … Continue reading

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Arbroath Abbey and Signal Tower Museum – 232MAR19

I’ve always wanted to visit Arbroath to see the famous Abbey and with a day off from work and reasonable weather promised it was time to take a day trip north.  Setting off at a reasonable hour, it was a … Continue reading

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Forged by a challenge

“What would have become of Hercules do you think if there had been no lion, hydra, stag or boar – and no savage criminals to rid the world of? What would he have done in the absence of such challenges? … Continue reading

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Memento Mori

“You could leave this life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think” Marcus Aurelius I was at an exhibition in the Royal Scottish Academy last week while there, saw a very powerful work. It consisted … Continue reading

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Adventure planning time again 20JAN19

The 2019/2020 handbooks for the Camping & Caravanning Club and the Motorhome & Caravan club have dropped through the postbox so planning time for more adventures. Part of the joy of campervanning, especially in the winter when not much camping … Continue reading

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Dundee 12JAN19

With the goal of getting out in the van more and getting a lot more travelling done, it was up early and off to Dundee for a day trip. The road was straight (M90/A90) then down the A85. I did … Continue reading

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Out Walking 5JAN19

On New Year’s Day, I managed to get out for a walk, climbing Arthur’s Sea, walking along the canal and then down the Water of Leith. It was the first real walk I’ve done in ages and it was 20Km … Continue reading

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