Monday, 2 June 2008

Escape to the Country

When we first arrived in Scotland we did quite a bit of hillwalking. We started to tick off some Munros (these are mountains over 3,000 ft in Scotland and there 284 of them!). When Andrew came back to Scotland from Nottingham, he was really into climbing and that started to take up some of our weekends and others were taken up with PhDs.

This weekend the weather was supposed to be good so we thought we would take this opportunity to do a bit climbing and camping. So we headed to Glen Lednock. One of the best things about living in Scotland is that we can be in the highlands after driving only an hour and half from Glasgow. If you tried to do that from London, I expect you would have barely left the city!

Glen Lednock seemed like the perfect spot as there was a Munro and also some rock climbing there.

So we got there on Saturday afternoon and Andrew climbed whilst I found a sunny spot. I am sure that Andrew will blog about it soon on our climbing blog.

In the evening we had a BBQ and set up the tent, we didn't have time to prepare anything ourselves. If we do it again I am sure that we will. I did cook some bananas on the BBQ. I split them down the middle and filled it with some dark chocolate. I then wrapped them with tin foil and put them on th BBQ. We had a lovely spot with great views. There was also a pleasant breeze which kept the highland midge away.

On Sunday, we got up early and had breakfast and most importantly a cup of tea . . .

We then headed towards Ben Chonzie, its quite a small Munro at 913m, but we hadn't done one in quite a while so we needed it to be an easy one. It was still sunny and warm. As you can see from the picture below it was so hot that we were wearing shorts!

When we got back the car, we tucked into the cranberry and white chocolate flapjacks and headed home.

Not much cooking I'm afraid, but it felt so good to get out of city. When the weather is that good, you do wonder why you would think about going anywhere else.

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