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Sunday, December 15, 2013
yeeez, guys....it has been a long time since I posted something. And yessss... Elgar is still hiking with us. And enjoying every bit of it.

This was in June 2011 and we did a walk at Duncansbyhead, Scotland's most north-easterly point. Leave your car at the carpark and walk up the hill. You can walk on for hours along cliffs full with nesting birds. An amazing and beautiful spot to stay for a few hours (take something warm with you and something to eat/drink)

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And here you can see some puffins, but also a lot of razor bills, guillemots, fulmars and much more.

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Saturday, January 16, 2010
Today I went for a hike with my colleague Eef from work. We opted for the Brunssummerheide which is nearby. Completely dressed up for this winterwalk we headed off only to discover 15 minutes later that we were somehow lost as we were unable to follow the track instructions as all tracks were covered in snow and thus not visible for us. Damn. So then we decided to just follow our instinct and to find the restaurant, which should be halfway this track, on our own.

And.....we made it to the Restaurant Schieversheide in about one hour and 15 minutes. Hot chocolate was our reward. We grabbed ourself a booklet with available walks and map of the area and opted for the darkgreen route........but ......we could not find a darkgreen colored signpost, only a blue and yellow and light green one. Oh well, we managed to get here, so we will manage to get back to the parking lot...won't we?

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We are able to pick up the darkgreen track after about 20 minutes and are definitely on our way back. Unless you oversee a signpost somewhere and end up at a spot we had been 1,5 hours ago. Duh.........

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Somehow we make it back to the parking lot afterall. We have been walking for almost 3 hours on snow covered grounds (instead of the 2 hours we anticipated). But....a great walk full with creativity, LOL.
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Sunday, October 25, 2009
It is a beautiful sunny day when we, together with Sue & Stewart of Homefarm B&B, go for a walk in the glen of Strathconon. As we have to cross a river this is not a good walk when it has rained a lot or when it is raining (difficult to predict ofcourse in Scotland)

Good to know:
Distance: 9 kms
Rate: easy (a bit of stone climbing when crossing the river)
Map (incl. elevation information): Strathconon walk
GPS-track available for download: yes

As always photo's (but not all of them) can be enlarged by clicking on them.

First you will have to drive to the end of the glen, where there is a parkinglot. Here you have a lovely view over Loch Bennacharian.

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Walk along the loch and past the estate mansion. We spotted a herd of deers and ofcourse other wildlife.....


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Saturday, August 15, 2009
Another sunny day on Ardnamurchan (Scotland) and we opt for a walk at the Camus Nan Geall bay (Bay of the Stranger).

Good to know:
Distance: 7 kms
Rate: moderate
Map (incl. elevation information): Camus Nan Geall walk
GPS-track available for download: yes

As always photo's (but not all of them) can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Start is from a parkinglot where you can overlook this stunning bay.

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Underneath overview of this gorgeous bay is for sale on Dreamstime.

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The walk slowly descends towards the bay and soon you will come across huge stones which are the remains of a chambered burial place, about 6,000 years old.

A little bit further on towards the beach is a small walled enclosure said to be the burial place of the Campbell family's catholic members. In front of the enclosure is a bronze age standing stone. The sea facing edge reveals two well worn engravings: a celtic cross and a dog.

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Once on the beach, head west along the shoreline. The path rises into the banked remains of an ironage promontory fort (3000 years old).


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