Saturday, 11 February 2017

XC Skiing

What a treat! Last night went for XC Ski round Griffing Forest with clear skies and a full moon. What a treat

 Just going dark as we set off

 Darkness fell, toarches on

 Fred went a little fast in to the narrows, nearly ended up in the tress!

 Clouds clearing moon poking out

 Fred by moonlight

 Fred's shadow from the moon

 Loch Kennard partially frozen

Tuesday, 7 February 2017


A fantastic week skiing in Austria, staying the lovely Village of Rauris. We'll be going there again!

 How to start a holiday!

 Helen ripping up the piste

 Looking down on Rauris

 Not a bad view for some lunch

 I'm happy honest

 Cloud inversion

 Enough said really


Ah yes the Helen adventure, I'll let her explain!

Sunday, 22 January 2017


A nice paddle down the River Teith in the Trussochs, and first outing with my new camera going to take some getting used t, any excuse for more adventures!

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Busy week

Super bust week away servicing 34 mountain bikes over at the Lochgoilhead Centre, then down to Dumfries for a two day chainsaw course then back home for a days kayaking with my long term students and a spot of cross country skiing round the golf course with a nice walk in Griffin forest. 

 So lucky to call this home

 The moon lighting up the van on the campsite in Dumfries

 Up the hill from the campsite

 Long term students playing with 'stroke sequence'

 Quick blast round the golf course

Winston likes snowballs!

Sunday, 8 January 2017

2017 is Go!

Busy start to 2017 with some biking, SUPing and Kayaking. Staring with a big ride in 'Griffin Forest' with Helen and Winston followed by Paddle Board module course and then some kayking with Brian, Roger, Callum and Grant. Start as I mean to go on.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

December Kayaking

Two very different days kayaking on the Tay. One with Derek and John from the Borders, who bought there own sit on top kayaks so they could get used to using them. So a nice trip from Kenmore to Aberfeldy was the order of the day. The Beavers are currently have a great time!
The other day down at Stanley doing a profiling day with my long term students, lots of surfing and play time.

 Loch Tay a complete millpond 



 The boys getting ready for the river

 Shooting the entrance rapid on the Kenmore section of the River Tay

 My new boat!!

 Busy beavers!

 One of many sizable trees I suspect will float down the river in the next big flood

 Arron on the wave at Stanley

 Miari surfing the little hole

 Arron looking chilled

 Arron entering the wave

Chill out time before the next rapid

Monday, 12 December 2016


With Christmas just around the corner things are normally quiet at this time of the year, however the past couple of weeks have been very busy, which is brilliant! Could do with the mild weather moving over to make way for the snow please. Thanks for coming though!! I ran my first 4 Star Open Canoe Leader Training, since becoming a provider and shadowed a 4 Star White Water Kayak Assessment ready to become a provider in the New Year.

 Looking at flat water skills on Loch Tay

 Viks showing her 'Crossdeck'
 Mist settling at the end of the day

 Phil appearing from the mist

 Checking on the group

 Likes the camera does Phil


 Viks at the start of her S'Turn

 Matt and Neil

 End of the day on Loch Tay

 Sunset at 15:00!!

 Steve note taking during 4 Star White Water Kayak assessment

 Boss man incoming

 Candidate feedback

Candidates been lead down Grandtully on the River Tay