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  • First Day of Spring

    First Day of Spring

    First Day of Spring

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  • Into the Fog

    Into the Fog

    Into the Fog

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  • Living on the Edge

    Living on the Edge

    Living on the Edge

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  • The Moors - it's a marmite thing

    The Moors - it's a marmite thing

    The Moors - it's a marmite thing

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  • Island Hopping

    Island Hopping

    Something we’ve wanted to do for a long time is to take the children canoe-camping. This would open up lots of tantalising possibilities a descent of the Thames, the Wye, or the Spey; a journey through the Great Glen, across Rannoch Moor; or an adventure into Knoydart or to Suilven. We decided to spend a day island hopping around the islands of Loch Awe, and look for some good places for our first overnight camp.

    There were so many islands that it was difficult to agree which we should visit first. Some islands were reasonably large, while others were little more than a few square metres of sodden earth barely distinguishable from the loch itself. James was delighted to be landed on one of these tiny islands, where he pretended to have been abandoned to the Kraken of legend. He was determined of course, not to be eaten, but to defeat the monster. Little Sister, however, was distraught at the idea of leaving Big Brother to such a fate, and wasn’t happy again until James was back in her canoe safe and sound.

    The islands were interesting, with fallen trees, thick moss, and wild daffodils. One had a sandy beach, which prompted Little Brother to ask if we had brought the spades! A few islands had nesting geese; we did not disembark to inspect these; it was clear that there was no shortage of places to camp. The children were really excited at the prospect of spending the night on an island. All we needed to put our plan into action was some settled weather with little or no wind!

    Written by Helen & Ian on Friday, 20 April 2018.

    Posted in Scottish Highlands and Islands, South West

    Comments (4)

    Jennie Abell 28 April 2018 at 18 11 | # Canoe camping is definitely the way to go with kids, you can take so much stuff and all the luxury items that make camping just a little bit more special.

    Monika Strell 01 May 2018 at 12 05 | # Joint adventure to Suilven then? We have no canoe but could get one of the angling club boats with engine. I mean we would look like the super lazy people of course ;-) Or we could maybe borrow a canoe given that we have experts with us!

    Jennie Abell 01 May 2018 at 20 53 | # Hey we could have a team little trekkers trip to Suilven! Count us in too as long as its not in the midday season!

    Nancy Chambers 03 May 2018 at 15 37 | # We would be up for that too, I suspect ) Sounds like an adventure is in the making. 

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  • Camping by the Beach

    Camping by the Beach

    Camping by the Beach

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  • It's the little things....

    It's the little things....

    It's the little things...

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  • On the bikes at Llandegla

    On the bikes at Llandegla

    On the bikes at Llandegla

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  • Return to Loch Awesome

    Return to Loch Awesome

    Return to Loch Awesome

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