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Munro’s number 7 and 8

Did Munro’s number 7 and 8 today, I’m getting into this Hill bagging!

I know I didn’t post about 5 and 6, but tbh the pics were not that interesting.

Todays walk took me to the summits of Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers,they are in Perthshire near Killin. Ben Lawers is the 10th highest Munro standing at 3983ft. Reached the summit of Beinn Ghlas first it’s a bit of a slog, but aren’t they all, bit misty when we got there, but by the time we’d walked down along the small ridge or the Bealach as this is called, and climbed to the summit of Ben Lawers the sun was out and it ended up being a really good day.

Only had the compact with me today, but here are some pics, I liked them:-)

Ben Lawers from the summit of Beinn Ghlas

Ben Lawers from the summit of Beinn Ghlas

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Not a bad view when you're eating your sandwiches.

Not a bad view when you’re eating your sandwiches.

The summit of Ben Lawers from our lunch break spot

The summit of Ben Lawers from our lunch break spot

Beinn Ghlas from Ben Lawers

Beinn Ghlas from Ben Lawers

The walk back to the car

The walk back to the car

Callum appears out of the clouds.

Callum appears out of the clouds.

Munro’s three and four.

Sunday saw me claiming or bagging, as they say, two more Munros, Stob Dearg & Stob na Broige which make up Buachaille Etive Mor. I’m getting greedy, or is that daft!

The weather was ok, but a bit overcast, as you’ll see in the pics, so the views from the summits were not what they could be.

I’m told that scenes from the Bond movie Skyfall were filmed here, in fact I was stopped by a Japanese Tourist as I walked back to the car , who wanted to know were the filming took place, I obviously have the look of the secret agent about me!

Here’s the link to a description of the walk.

http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fortwilliam/buachailleetivemor.shtml

Some pics,

The summit is lost in the clouds.

The summit is lost in the clouds.

The view from the bottom

The view from the bottom

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Your hero:-)

Your hero:-)

The ridge between the summits

The ridge between the summits

Walking the ridge.

Walking the ridge.

Great view, how good would it be on a sunny day!

Great view, how good would it be on a sunny day!

Surveying the descent

Surveying the descent

North Queensferry

Visited North Queensferry, which is on the Fife side of the Firth of Forth. I’ve taken photographs of the Forth Bridge from the Lothians side before, this was the first time from the Fife side.

This was the one I liked the most.

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My First Munro

Last weekend after possibly imbibing to much whisky I agreed to go hill walking with friends , they are keen on this activity, it’s something I have never done before and never had the inclination to actually do, In the cold light of day I remembered the conversation but was hopeful they would forget, sadly I was mistaken!

So this morning off I went, heading for Meall Nan Tarmachan, which is one of Scotlands Munro’s, an explanation of what a Munro is can be found in the following link,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munro

here is a link to a description of the route I took.

http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshire/meall-nan-tarmachan.shtml

Well I did it, I bagged my first Munro, if it’s my last, well who knows, you’ll find out in the months to come. Mean time here’s some pics from today’s adventure.

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The start of the climb

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Me looking heroic atop the Munro :-)

Me looking heroic atop the Munro 🙂

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The pics don't do the views justice

The pics don’t do the views justice

The scary bit, well it was if you're a wimp like me.

The scary bit, well it was if you’re a wimp like me.

The adventurers

The adventurers

Yep, we've walked all that way!

Yep, we’ve walked all that way!

 

 

Blacklaw Wind Farm

Driving about today I spotted this Wind Farm in South Lanarkshire, to be fair you can hardly miss it!

Some pics,

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Here is a link which gives you some info about the Farm,

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCgQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scottishpowerrenewables.com%2Fpages%2Fblack_law.asp&ei=zAazU57EGMj5PJ2fgegP&usg=AFQjCNFWXNYJvSjT22xQIbYhvsj-cFTZDg&sig2=dpVa4T0j5wpjzaV4LJojZQ&bvm=bv.70138588,bs.1,d.ZGU

Edinburgh 10s Festival – 07/06/2014

Went to the Edinburgh 10s festival yesterday, played at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh.

I was there last year, but for those who’ve forgotten! It’s 10 a side rugby, so a cross between the normal 15 a side and the better known smaller version of the game, 7s.

An if I say so my self, looking at last years pics and the following ones, I think I have improved my photographic skills, but I suppose you’ll be the judge of that.

Link to last years post,

https://watchoot.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/edinburgh-10s-rugby-festival/

This years pics,

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GB7’s 31/05/2014

Went to a Rugby Sevens tournament at Meggetland, Edinburgh, it was part of the GB7’s series.

Great fun and the sun was out.

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Running repairs

Running repairs

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Come here!

Come here!

Try time

Try time

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Passenger

Twitter works!

Noticed a tweet from the singer song writer Passenger saying he was Busking in Edinburgh today, before you think I’m cool I had to ask my teenagers who Passenger was. They seemed keen to go, so off we headed to the Royal Mile.

We found him next to St Giles Cathedral, with a crowd of 100 plus mainly teenage girls. He played for over an hour and got to be honest I enjoyed it.

The pictures,

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Hanging on his every word.

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I might have been slightly older than the average age of the audience!

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Every vantage point was used.

 

Above is link to one of Passengers songs, in case like me you didn’t know who he was!

Edinburgh Rugby v Munster 03/05/2014

Last home game of this season for Edinburgh, it didn’t go well!

We were on the wrong end of a 12 – 55 drubbing, praise the lord for alcohol, it numbed the pain somewhat!

Some pictures,

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Happy Minion

Happy Minion

You'll get out if you promise not to mention the result:-)

You’ll get out if you promise not to mention the result:-)


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Line out picture, you know you love them!

Line out picture, you know you love them!

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Happy Munster fans

Happy Munster fans

 

Glasgow Warriors v Edinburgh Rugby 26/04/2014

It was the 2nd leg of the 1872 Cup yesterday, played between  Glasgow and Edinburgh, Glasgow had won the first leg in Edinburgh and they ran out winners again yesterday. Sadly I have to admit it was a deserved victory and the 37 -34 scoreline somewhat flatters Edinburgh.

Anyway here are the pics,

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The natives were friendly!!

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