Monthly Archives: October 2012

Extreme knitting and ironing

For me the idea of these extreme activities seems to typify eccentric Britishness. I just love the pointlessness of it. I heard about extreme¬†ironing several years ago; now I discover it has its own website http://www.extremeironing.com where the curious among … Continue reading

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West Highland Way Revisited – Part 4 Kingshouse to Fort William

In 2000, on my last WHW, our group could not find places at Kingshouse, so we had to stay 2 nights in Kinlochleven and get a minibus to pick us up and drop us off at Kingshouse next day. While … Continue reading

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West Highland Way Revisited – Part 3 Tyndrum to Kingshouse

A fairly wet and miserable start to day 5 of our WHW. It cleared up later in the morning, leading to a wet afternoon. But by that time we were safe, warm and dry in front of a wood burning … Continue reading

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West Highland Way Revisited – Part 2 Rowardennan to Tyndrum

JF and I left Rowardennan Hotel in drizzly rain. But soon it was raining heavily and we detoured via the Hostel at Rowardennan, to take shelter while we donned full waterproofs. We were headed for Inverarnan and the Drovers Hotel … Continue reading

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West Highland Way Revisited – Part 1 Milngavie to Rowardennan

  I last walked the West Highland Way (WHW) in June 2000, with a group of 8 friends. I have vivid memories of some parts of that walk and some photos, but cannot find details now of where we stayed … Continue reading

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