Well this was a long time coming. When my friends (Wendy & Steph) and I got back from Belladrum 2019 (see earlier post) we bought tickets for Belladrum 2020. The tickets go on sale almost immediately after the last festival. So without knowing who the acts were going to be we bought the tickets. We… Continue reading Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2022
Some paddling friends and I went to Loch Achilty today for the first paddle of the year. It was about 15⁰C and a cool breeze and my winter wetsuit was plenty warm enough, in fact maybe too warm…but dipping my hands in the water cooled me down. There were some wild swimmers just leaving and… Continue reading First paddle of 2022
You would think when the weather is cooler, water temperatures are dropping and the clocks are changing, the end of October is not a good time for doing a 2 day course on paddleboarding. However, during the summer months the instructors are busy, the lochs are flooded with tourists and there’s limited parking and the… Continue reading Two day SUP skills course
Yesterday afternoon I spent the longest time (so far) on my stand up paddleboard (SUP). What a great afternoon I had. The autumn colours are on their way and I stopped to take a pic of the road to the Loch. The purple heather in the carpark area is coming out but I forgot to… Continue reading SUPer afternoon
Not a crafting post but as I finally remembered to track my route and take some photos on Loch Achility, I thought I would share them. I went out across the Loch in Standup Paddleboard (SUP) mode and came back the other side in kayak mode.
Here’s a bit more information about me going to Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival snd what it is. Belladrum started in 2004 as a 1 day festival for 2,000 people. It was in December 2004 that I moved to the Highlands and rented a house just up the hill from where the festival is held, on… Continue reading Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2019