Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Still got snow

Well now, what a busy week it's been.  After the trauma of getting lost in Wales, it was back to the workshop and a rush getting a microlodge ready to head to Tyndrum, and for a change, we finished it with a full day to spare.

We loaded that up on Saturday morning, then myself & Blaze headed to Lochearnhead, where we had plenty of time for a stroll around Loch Tay. I tried to get Blaze to swim for the first time...but he was having none of it.. Digger on the other hand had to be dragged from the water.

Then on the Sunday, it was time to pick out a few Munros to climb. The first had to be rather special as it was to be Kathys 100th, so we headed North to look at what was on offer weather-wise.
The forecast was to be lashing rain by noon, but as we reached Bridge of Orchy, it seemed clear enough, so the decision was made to go for Beinn Dorain then Beinn Dothaigh.  What a wonderful choice.

The weather was glorious & the views were infinite, and as an added bonus, there was snow...lots & lots of pristine snow.  The dogs had a wonderful time, as did we, although it was a tad more wearying than the distance deserved.  Still, we wouldn't have swapped the day for anything...

Ben Dorain summit

Summit of Beinn Dothaidh

Blaze & I then spent the night in Kinlochleven at Blackwater Hostel, one of my favourite places & had a few beers at the Bothan Bar before having an early night.

Then on the Monday, we headed to Tyndrum to 'By the Way Hostel, to offload the microlodge from the truck, and with only a few wee problems, had it sited and operational ready for the bookings that have already started coming in.

It's now a new week, and we have started on the next 2 units for delivery to Glencoe, and these are coming along nicely, again, ahead of schedule, so with luck, we should be headed North again in 12 days or so. ...any excuse to get away to the hills....

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