Easter Ross

Posted by & filed under Military/Aircraft, Mountains & hills, Travel, February 28 2008.

Last weekend Lesley and I went to Strathpeffer in Easter Ross, staying at the Ben Wyvis Hotel (which I can’t really recommend; it’s large, spooky, very old-fashioned and reminds me of the hotel in The Shining). You can see Ben Wyvis from the hotel, but the view from our room was of another wall of… Read more »

Ben Lui and an aircraft wreckage site

Posted by & filed under Military/Aircraft, Mountains & hills, October 15 2007.

On Saturday I walked to the 1130m summit of Ben Lui (or Laoigh) near Tyndrum. This is a summit I’ve been to twice before, and despite its height, the usual route from the A85 in Glen Lochy is a relatively straightforward climb. The difficulties are actually all low down on the mountain, where the River… Read more »

Canadian Rockies #2; Yoho & Kootenay National Parks, Golden, Canmore & Calgary

Posted by & filed under Military/Aircraft, Mountains & hills, Travel, June 16 2007.

Following on from yesterday’s posting… After our time in Jasper, Lesley and I drove (it was Lesley’s first time using an automatic gearbox and driving on the right; she took to it with no hesitation at all) to Golden in British Columbia via Yoho National Park and the Kicking Horse Pass. Roads and trails were… Read more »

Ancient and modern sites in England

Posted by & filed under Military/Aircraft, Personal, Travel, May 24 2007.

After attending the wedding of Lesley’s friend Lindsay last Friday (at which Ewan McGregor‘s dad was also apparently at; Lesley’s blog entry about the wedding is here), Lesley and I travelled to southern England for a few days. We stayed one night in Bristol, where we attended Lesley’s cousin’s 40th birthday party (highlight for me… Read more »


Posted by & filed under Military/Aircraft, Music, Personal, Travel, March 14 2007.

I’ve just returned from a 4-day trip to Amsterdam with my girlfriend Lesley. It was the first time I’ve been there, and it definitely lives up to its reputation as a purveyor of all sorts of temptation, but Lesley and I were really there for the beer and food. We ate falafel and flemish-style chips… Read more »