Monday, 20 October 2008

Live Ship Tracking

An interesting site showing live tracking of all sorts of ships and their destination and locations etc

Helps avoid being squashed at the likes of Rhu Spit by big subs !

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Nordic or XC ??

Whilst in Aviemore, Saw these skis, Tenner for 3 pairs. One pair has a sticker from a XC in 1984 ! Boots come in at £50 new.

There is a few days every winter when the Ochills are plastered and I have done every munro within three hrs drive, 142, there room in the garage ?, of course !

Too windy to paddle

Must get the laser dinghy fixed, the mast step needs reglassed in. As I drove 200 miles in two days, without paddling, crawling along the A9, trucks overtaking me when I was cruising at 50mph, with the boat on the roof in the gusts.

However, you can't beat a scots history day. So visited the Leonardo Sketches at the Smiths muesum at the City of Stirling. Ironic as they are owned by the Queen, Elizabeth the first of Scotland. The local church is the only surviving church still standing with, Westmintser's, that has coronated Royalty.

The battle site, behind me was where Robert the Bruce rasied the standard of the Scots Army.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Ben Lawers - First snow of the winter

Went up Lawers, very windy and cold, felt like winter. Fiona enjoyed the snow higher up, yes it's early Oct.

Shazza sending a photo text of the snooooow.
The last gully line to the summit.
The triangulation pillar needs adopted or rebuilt, not gonna last many seasons.