Saturday, 30 August 2008

Ben Avon - via MTB

Pedalling up Ben Avon was easy but a long drag of about 8 miles. Starting from Keiloch, pay parking then a solitary roll up the draggy climb thru Glen Slugain. You pass some fine examples of old Caledonian pines and other stands of native trees eg Mountain Ash. Plenty of Deer sign but none visible.

Sweet singletrack with occasional drainge dips and bunny hops to wake me up. This path is only a year or two old, some contractors were tweaking the fine gravel near the drainage channels. Pity it's not 6inches narrower.

A trail panorama, still more singletrack ahead. Even though a few had passed. Plenty ofsmall crystal clear streams for refreshement stops. There are a few erratic boulders big enough for bivvying under too.

Friday, 15 August 2008

Arisaig and Morar

Open Canoeing on the sea, I have probably had more days paddling on the salty stuff than the fresh stuff. My Old Town Chalres River, ready to go.

Although you can get the free Skye Bridge, I still prefer to get the ferry over, from Mallaig to Armadale-Point of Sleat.

Sands of Morar, high tide. Any opporchancity for a cuppa, with the kelly kettle was taken.

One of my fav. scottish paddling spots, Arisaig and Morar. Park at the end of the singletrack, signed RHU, heading out south form Arisaig and find your own private beach,blisss.

Eigg and Rhum from a perfect coral beach

Is it gonna rain tomorow ?

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Another fantastic fews days........

Another fantastic fews days, with weather and views and the excellent views of Eigg and Rhum. Here is my Old Town Chalres River canoe, beached for a brew stop with my kelly Kettle. The fuel this day was old dried bracken stems and some dried seaweed from above the spring tide line.

Friday, 1 August 2008

Corral Beaches at Arisaig

Some amazing shell beaches up there but the coral ones are amzing too, especially when you actualy land and inpsect them.

As I landed, the deer chewing away disperesd up the beach, not too far away. Lots of tatsty fresh shoots in the deer grass and heather.