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Mar 22nd, 2017

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Duke’s Path in the snow

I took a wander up the Duke’s Path towards Coran Lochan today.  The weather was superb, although cold and snowy and the views were first rate. Obviously no one had been along the path since the snow fell; no one human at least although I saw lots of animal tracks (mostly deer and sheep). This […]

Mar 21st, 2017

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Winter back today

The day before yesterday I was saying to R that the last of the snow was gone off the mountains here for the year.  How wrong could I be, because today it was back with a vengeance.  Down here at loch level it was only just cold enough to lie a bit in the back […]

Jan 31st, 2017

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Snow on the Steeple

The hill just between Lochgoilhead and Cnoc Coinnich is called “The Steeple” although it is not very high at 378m (it’s a nice little climb with good views but a bit muddy and pathless). I was told by a local once (well I am a local now – but I mean a long time local) […]

Jan 13th, 2017

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Snowy weather

We’ve had some quite extreme weather the last couple of days. Yesterday R and I went up the waterfalls in bright sunshine, and on the way down were hit by near whiteout conditions. The waterfalls looked pretty though, and there were some nice views of billowing cloudscapes. During the afternoon we had about 5cm of […]

Nov 18th, 2016

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Snow’s Back

Quite snowy when we got up this morning and it is now coming over the mountains in waves, with Beinn Bheula alternately looking alp-like and disappearing behind the clouds.  Looking at the traffic Scotland live traffic cams there is two or three inches of snow at the Rest but the A83 is clear.  Just as […]

Nov 10th, 2016

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Winter Wonderland

The weather suddenly turned very cold this week, and unusually for November, we had quite a bit of snow.  This would of course be the week R is away in Glasgow, and he ended up having to stay overnight, because he was concerned he won’t get back over the Rest the following morning. This was […]

May 2nd, 2016

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Blossom Tree

In spite of the snow and low temperatures over the last few days, the plum tree is still covered in blossom, so perhaps all will be well for later in the year.  I do hope so as Victoria plums are a real favourite of mine. Today the weather is really ‘goily’ with sunshine and squalls […]

Apr 29th, 2016

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Winter Returns

With a vengeance….  Yesterday my ASDA order had to be cancelled as there was snow on the Rest, and our road got blocked by cars getting stuck on it.  Doubtless this would be tourists in what R calls “summer cars” but actually I hardly blame them – it can’t be too great to be heading […]

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 15th, 2016

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Footprints in the snow

We woke this morning to a beautiful day, with clear skies, sub-zero temperature and a good sprinkling of snow. Snowfalls are one of the ways you get to appreciate what a rich environment we live in as the tracks of wildlife were everywhere. Obviously a lot of them were down to the cats, but when […]