31 Oct 2006

"I am Sailing" by Rod Stewart

We recently visited Oban and on the way we stopped at Inverary. There is a very unusual place to have a coffee there in a ship aboard a maritime museum.

Oban is a lovely place to visit. I have been there many times but had never walked up the hill to the south of the town, Pulpit Hill.
Here is a view from the top on a very windy Tuesday morning IN October. Brrrr!

12 Oct 2006

"My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison

It was another lovely day today so John W and I agreed to look at a fishing beat on the River Don in the morning and go for a walk in the afternoon. We got to the beat on the River Don to find the water very high becuase of the recent rains on the day before & overnight. John never intened to fish there but a gentleman who was fishing with a spinner let us have a shot of his equipment for 1/2 hr or so. What a kind man. He even left us for a while to go to his car to fetch something. What trust! We never cought a fish though.

We then set off for a beautiful area called My Lord's Throat further down the River Don. From here we walked up to the top of Millstone Hill (410m) near Bennachie. The view from the top was very good and I got a chance to see Bennachie from a direction that I have never really seen it from before. Great day out, yet again. The weather for October is astonishing. Sunny and warm!

9 Oct 2006

"Keep on Walking" by Ronan Keating

I had a good day out today walking near Braemar in Deeside with my friend Harry R. He phoned me last night and suggested the walk today because the weather looked to be changing for the better. We set off about 6am and we were walking by 08:30 up into Jock's road just south of Braemar. The track takes you up into Loch Callater and a lodge. From there it is a stiff climb up to the summit of Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, 1047 m (from the Gaelic, big hill of the priest). At the top the wind was touching 60 knotts and not very pleasant in the cold biting wind. We had our lunch sheltered agains the summit cairn and realising that we were getting numb fingers decided to descend soon after. The views were good but we needed to get down quickly and warm up. Once down in the valley beside Loch Callater again it was much more pleasant and not nearly as windy. Our walk was about 16.5 miles long.

At one point on the path we saw this sign obviously put up by a person with a bit of humour in his character!

3 Oct 2006

"Maybe I'm Amazed" by Wings

Stereo Dock for iPod with Bath Tissue Holder

I could not believe this when I first saw it in an article from WHICH? Magazine but someone has designed and manufactured an iPod docking station in the form of a toilet roll holder. How amazing and silly is that. How long do some people spend in the toilet on the pot? Anyway, where there is a need someone will supply a solution.

If you are looking for this very sort of think here is the LINK to it.