Photo essay – Wild autumn weather in Glen Etive

    It was one of those days when the words simply weren’t sufficient to describe what I could see with my eyes.   Dark, brooding clouds hung heavily over the mountains yet… Continue reading

14 for 2014 #13 – Visit the westernmost part of the British mainland

That ‘end of the road’ feeling is weird.  With me, there’s normally a mix of anticipation, relief and a slight whiff of an anticlimax.  You look forward to wondering what you’ll find, you… Continue reading

Dolphin watching at Chanonry Point, Moray Firth

On a quick visit to the Black Isle this last weekend we decided we’d go and look for the Moray Firth dolphins at Chanonry Point, between Fortrose and Rosemarkie.  This is one of… Continue reading

Campsite Review: Caolasnacon Caravan and Campsite, Kinlochleven

  In a nutshell Where: Caolascanon Caravan and Campsite, Kinlochleven, Argyll. Web:  Tel: 01855 831 279 Cost: Small tents £10/night.  Campervans £17/night.  Large tents £20/night. Hook-ups free – first come, first served. Facilities: Great… Continue reading

Happy Campers – Alen, Anne and the Van with No Name

  Alen and Anne McFadzean live in Barton, North Yorkshire. They’ve just bought an old Volkswagen T4 and plan to drive off to a new life in the Sierra Nevada mountains, in Andalucia,… Continue reading

14 for 2014 #12 – Compete in the Applecross Duathlon

I’d long wanted to go to Applecross in North West Scotland and needed a good excuse to visit.  So when I came across the Applecross Duathlon when researching adventure races it was an easy… Continue reading

Happy Campers – Geert, Mia and ‘Basilio’

  Geert and Mia live in Belgium and named their VW California ‘Basilio’ after their grandson, Basiel.  They settled on a Cali for its convenience and love the flexibility of being able to… Continue reading

14 for 2014 #11 – Try sea kayaking

I dipped my toes into the water so to speak when I bought myself an inflatable kayak a few years ago.  This seemed a fairly easy introduction to kayaking: relatively less expensive, no… Continue reading

Jon, Emily and their Bongo

Jon and Emily’s latest foray into camper vans has seen them move away from older VWs to a Mazda Bongo – a practical, well-specced and affordable option.  It helps when you’re mechanically-minded, and… Continue reading

14 for 2014 #10 – Go on a kayak/camping trip

When I added “Go on a kayak/camping trip” to my 14 for 2014 at the start of the year I had no idea how I was going to achieve it.  It just sounded… Continue reading