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Pier Cottage, Kingairloch Estate, Scotland

Well I am hopeless! I thought I’d written a blog post about this trip we did in December 2022, but nope, I was mistaken. So I shall make up for that now and tell you about the area, the cottage and what we saw. Kingairloch is a coastal Highland Estate in Scotland. They have the… Continue reading Pier Cottage, Kingairloch Estate, Scotland

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2022

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

First paddle of 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

Two day SUP skills course

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

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2019

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