Monthly Archives: May 2014

virgin territory

Seem to have become entangled with the new distraction recently, though I don’t think its going to blow the project completely off course. Choose an overnight trip to Over Phawhope to introduce the niceties of bothying, which got the thumbs up, despite the intrusion of a new motorway forestry track right up to the bothy door.

Over Phawhope bothy with the new forestry track that takes a fair bit of the ambience away from the place

Over Phawhope bothy with the new forestry track that takes a fair bit of the ambience away from the place

 

Ship shape and bristol fashion

Ship shape and bristol fashion

Before heading back to Edinburgh the next day, went over to Eskmuirdale and the Samye Ling Tibetan Centre for a bit of transcendental contemplation.

Time to reflect...

Time to reflect…

good use of a day off

The weather gods were with us today as I took the day off and headed down to Tweedsmuir and Gameshope bothy. After a leisurely lunch headed up the hill to Molls Cleuch Dod, and back round to Talla Linnfoots.

Lunch outside Gameshope bothy

Lunch outside Gameshope bothy

Inside the bothy, shame there's no stove at present

Inside the bothy, shame there’s no stove at present

View down glen to Talla Reservoir

View down glen to Talla Reservoir

leaving things late

Don’t quite know how I ended up scrambling along a river bank in the pitch dark, soaking wet and within a whisker of walking past a fairly evident bothy, but it all added to the sense of adventure. Thanks to my partner in crime for the lift and moral support, and sorry for the snoring.

Carron bothy

Drying off wet clothes

Drying off wet clothes

The path by the River Add which seemed far more precarious in the dark

The path by the River Add, which seemed far more precarious in the dark