I went walkies!

I fancied a walk this afternoon and ended up at the highest point in Moray, Scotland. Ben Rinnes has been something I’ve wanted to climb since I moved to Scotland and since the weather was fairly good I took the opportunity. 

 

Thick layer of ice and snow around a big clump of rocks
 
I took loads of pictures, using my iPhone only. I did take my big camera but it was far too cold to use it. Google weather said it was -7 at the peak and that was without wind chill. I’d say adding wind chill took it to at least -12, possibly colder. 

It was still great fun though and the views were epic. I’m not sure how well the video will turn out on here (or even if it’ll link properly) so if the quality isn’t great I apologise but hopefully it gives you an idea as to how amazing Scotland is. 

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Anyone up for a road trip?

6,400 miles. 14 countries. 20+ days.

I’ve always wanted to go on a proper road trip. I’ve done small trips from Scotland to England but that’s been for work. I’ve done trips from home to Skye or Mull but they’ve been for holidays. I want to do a road trip that spans countries, takes weeks and lets you completely switch off from the real world and enjoy the sights and sounds.

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I’m in the mood for travelling again

I got bored with working so I started looking at Canada again. I don’t know why but since I was about 9 or 10 years old I’ve wanted to live in Canada. North Vancouver to be more precise. Or maybe Whistler, in the hills.

So anyway I got looking at pictures of Canada and came across the following image that is from a blog post detailing 6 western Canada road trips. Naturally I now want to do all 6 drives but the one I really want to do is the Icefields Read More »