BBQ cabins and walks in the woods

Yesterday we went out to Deeside Log Cabins to get a part for our shed (we bought our shed from them) and they have a wonderful BBQ cabin/spa/sauna that I took some photos of. On the inside is a BBQ and very inviting seating area: A spa: And a sauna: The whole thing costs about… Continue reading BBQ cabins and walks in the woods

A bit of wind at Loch Muick

My father is visiting and as a day trip today we decided to check out Loch Muick. It's a large fresh water loch bordering the Balmoral estate, just south of Ballater. We have never been there before despite making countless trips to Ballater. The loch is surrounded on all sides by steep cliffs with lots… Continue reading A bit of wind at Loch Muick

Diabaig, Scotland

I must be a sucker for punishment because we went for another scary drive today. This time we took the road from Torridon to Lower Diabaig. Like the Bealach na Bà it's also steep, narrow, and with hair-pin bends but marginally less scary and without the snow. It starts off with a drive around the… Continue reading Diabaig, Scotland

Torridon, Scotland

I didn't think we could top our day yesterday, in terms of scenery and entertainment but we did. This time we went north to Torridon, a remote village in the Western Highlands. Much of the road there was single track and we saw very few other vehicles. It's hard to believe we are on the… Continue reading Torridon, Scotland

New Year’s walk up Mither Tap

I woke up this morning determined to climb a hill. I pitched the idea to the kids first. Me: Would you like to climb a hill today? Elizabeth: Ok, sure. Daniel: Will there be a cafe? Me: No. Daniel: Then I don't want to go. Me: We could take a picnic? Daniel: No, thanks. Me:… Continue reading New Year’s walk up Mither Tap