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Jul 1st, 2016

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Up the Steeple

It was a nice night last night so I nipped up the Steeple after work. This is our local ‘small hill’ though in a lot of places it would be a major tourist attraction at 378m. It has really great views of the village, the loch, and the surrounding hills (including a particularly good vista […]

Apr 28th, 2016

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My first visit to Lochgoilhead

I’d been trying to find this photo for a while as I had mislaid it – R managed to find it today. The location is Lochgoilhead in front of what is now the post office, and the baby in the pram is me.  As I look about a year old, I will date myself by saying […]

Mar 13th, 2016

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If I ruled the World…

Every day would be – well – like today, because I think I would call it the first day of spring proper in Lochgoilhead. I was reading somewhere that in Scotland the ‘real’ arrival of spring and summer are typically two to three weeks after the nominal ‘calendar’ start of the season. So 1st March […]

Mar 11th, 2016

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Two Walk Day

The weather yesterday was so lovely that I went for two walks (R only came for one of them). In the morning it was clear and bitterly cold – our pond was frozen over. We went on the upper path – there are no heiland coos there yet but I hope Billy and his harem […]

Mar 2nd, 2016

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Alpine Morning

I wouldn’t have believed it – but this morning the snow is back with alpine views over the mountains. R and I scared a heron off our pond this morning and there are plenty of signs of spring around the village, but the snow being back definitely shows us that winter has not departed for […]

Feb 24th, 2016

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Spectacular sunset this evening

Another beautiful day today – I am sure it is preparing itself to pour with rain on Friday when I have the day off. There was a fair sprinkling of snow this morning, but by the time R and I were on our way back from our walk, it had cleared up, and by this […]

Feb 23rd, 2016

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Winter to Spring in a Day

This morning there was a thick layer of ice on the pond. The mountains were incredibly beautiful, white with snow down to about 300m, but pink as the dawn light hit them. Then this afternoon, I walked up to the waterfalls and stopped for a chat with a friend on the way back. Standing talking […]

Feb 21st, 2016

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Spring is springing

The weather here today was truly awful as only Highland weather can be. Grey with driving rain and a persistent wind. R and I had hoped to get a really good hill walk in, but instead, we had to content ourselves with our usual walk along the lochside. Nonetheless, spring is on its way. There […]

Jan 17th, 2016

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More Snow…

R and I went for a walk in quite thick snow today. It was coming down all yesterday, and when it stopped for a while, I took the opportunity to clear our (75m!) driveway. An hour or so later it was covered again, but probably best to keep on top of it, as we discovered […]

Jan 14th, 2016

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Very beautiful day today

This morning R and I left for our walk just as it was getting light. The snow was thick over the mountains and there was a single star (venus perhaps?) hanging just over Beinn Bheula. R took a photo, but it didn’t come out well unfortunately. But later, I took several of the sun coming […]