Friday, 17 March 2017

Early Starts and boating

Very busy week, Silver DofE training day on Loch Lomond with Glasgow Academy, FSRT for Perth College, Family group from the South and a wet day on the Dochart. Fun times had by all.

 This was the actual vision from my eyes!

 Boats, Boats, Boats during an FSRT for Perth College

 A nice family from the Midlands came for a day out on the Tay

 Grant doing last minute outfitting on his new toy


 Terry Surfing


 Someone stole my camera and took a photo of me! Thanks Grant

Oooo me again

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Loch Tay

A lovely paddle on Loch Tay with the folks, Helen and Winston.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Saturday to Saturday

What a week! Long term students, paddle before work, sunset, expedition talk, northen lights, new building arrived and back to long term students.

 Long term students on a very full Perthshire Garry

 Sunset whilst walking Winston

 Before the sun came over the hill on an early morning canoe from Kenmore to Aberfeldy

 Approaching Aberfeldy. Temperature still sitting below frezzing!

 Brillaint talk by my freind Callum Strong about is trip to Afghanistan kayaking

 Treated to a Northen Lights display on the way home. So lucky.

 Beyond Adventure's new building arrived. Watch this space for updates

 Was quite snowy at the getin for the River Brann for another session with my long term students

 Snow posing, whilst unloading

 Long term student Mairi thinking warm thoughts!

Long term student Jay, not hiding that fact he is cold

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!