Plan A: Coll and Tiree by bike. Plan B: Coll by bike and Mull by van.

Posted by on May 30, 2011 in Bike, Camp, Islands, Run, West Highlands | 6 Comments

Traigh Feall at the western end of Col   The Isle of Bute is, as the tourist board have long maintained, a beautiful island. But is not Hebridean. It lacks that Hebridean magic, the great luminosity which Murray attributed to light reflected from the surrounding sea. That Bute belongs to the B list of islands became clear […]

Great Toilets of the World Part 3: Victorian Toilets, Rothesay Pier

Posted by on May 15, 2011 in Islands, Lavatorial Prose | 4 Comments

The Victorian Toilets on Rothesay Pier, Isle of Bute I spent last week ‘doon the watter’ on the Isle of Bute, celebrating my granny’s 90th birthday with a host of relations, some drawn from the other side of the world for the occasion. I go to Bute at least twice a year, but my visits […]

Cairngorms MTB traverse: Tromie Bridge to Dalnacardoch via Gaick

Posted by on May 2, 2011 in Bike, East Highlands | 8 Comments

Campsite by Loch an t-Seilich. The waves give an indication of the invigorating headwind that I enjoyed on the cycle out. When travelling between Blair Atholl and Kingussie I have never previously given much thought to hinterland that lies to the east, an area roughly the size of the Monadhliath that extends between the A9 […]