Just a few miles on a local hill today, done rather a few previous days, so just getting out.
Wet and misty, but mild. I like all weather, so no matter.
A few bits caught my eye, so a few pictures...
OK. This made me chuckle.
Mostly because the cartoonist was working on the premise that Seaborne Freight had any ships to sink in the first place...
A walk around the loch this morning. Much milder, but still plenty of ice about. Indeed, one of the bridges was out, which meant using the ice to cross instead 😀
Well what else are icicles for 😝
Rare giant ice circle appears on Scottish river | Press and Journal
Today's trail pictures.
17 and change miles in glorious weather. The forecast was for the cloud to be below the higher peaks, so headed out to see if I could take advantage of the inversion and get above it. Did at times, but to be honest there was little cloud at all in some areas. Blue skies made up for that 😀
UK Pol, Brexit, food Show more
I have a two person inflatable kayak and a cool box, I reckon I could do for 12 million and undercut them 😝
Brexit freight ferry firm appears all geared up – to deliver pizzas
Terms and conditions on Seaborne website seem to be intended for food company
New kitten is still with it's mother at home, not quite ready to join us.
Received this picture of it, which is great. 😀
However, I cannot but help feel it is already judging us... Either that, or it is a future super-villain with a look like that.
Was not quite Braemar* temperature, and I do not believe the car thermometer to be accurate, but it was a bit nippier this morning.
Glorious sunshine now, but given how low it is this time of year, it will probably still be chilly through the day 😀
*On the news as being the coldest recorded temperature last night at -10.5°c
Kitty says hi.
Still not with us yet... But getting bigger, so soon.
If you have a love of the outdoors and half an hour to spare, this is well worth a listen.
I loved the use of chalk boards to call an abort before mobile phones. I thought of it as I drove past the pass where they would have placed it today.
BBC Radio Scotland - Scotland Outdoors, Mark and Euan meet up with three mountain rescue team members who recall their experiences on the mountains of Scotland
Speaking of breeze. It was full on, lean into the wind to stay upright on the tops.
Hard to capture that in an image, but maybe a hint of it in this one 🌬️
Especially as I was wedged into the rocks by the cairn at the time, so not in the full wind...
Back after a few breezy hours in the hills.
Noticed this sign above a makeshift bench today.
Scroys Seat, if I can read the sign right. It is rather weather worn. Rests against a stable up high on the approach to Broad Cairn from the Spittal.
Have they been reading Doctorow's Little Brother? Sheesh...
(Posted by my OH in disgust in our family chat to see what our kids thought.)
Schools in China introduce uniforms with GPS chips to track students’ movements and stop napping
Skiving off classes triggers an alarm to notify both teachers and parents of student’s absence
Missed this at the time (not on twitter) just turned up via a Slashdot rss feed.
YouTube faces backlash on Twitter over lifted, uncredited holiday video
‘It’s saddening to see this happen by YouTube itself’
Walked up Scolty with my youngest this morning. Bit of a touristy area, but have kept meaning to go and have a look at the tower, so took the opportunity.
Also stopped at the nearby Falls of Feugh, which I have often glimpsed from a car. Must be worth watching the salmon heading up there at the right time of year 😀
There was a heron, so some fish still around.
We also got swept past by a buzzard earlier and watched a hawk hanging on the breeze looking for something to drop on.
Food, dead birds, butchering. Show more
Nice thing about getting to know people that shoot around here is that there is occasionally the gift of free food.
A brace of pheasant has been hanging in my shed for the last week. Just got to getting them ready for cooking.
Having done so, the same friend has just turned up with a freshly shot duck. So that now needs to hang for a bit.
My girls have been bit funny about it so far. But they are meat eaters, so conversations will be had in a nice way.
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