Little Assynt

It has been a grim few weeks in the UK, and one has to be careful not to let events overwhelm. Self care is vital, and for us that includes leaving the laptops at home and heading out for walks. We did a long, rough walk on Sunday, and as Peggy is the respectable age […]

Clearing the Mind

I doubt anyone could deny that 2016 has thrown some real stinkers at the world. It has been quite a year. Sometimes we just need to step back, take a deep breath, and decide what we want to focus on. Do we want to constantly seek out the negative or do we want to try […]

Monday Walks

I know I’ve said this before, but being self employed means that if the weather is absolutely glorious it is a crime not to take advantage of it, sneak off for a good walk, and then catch up with work when the weather isn’t too good. And, with snow and cold weather forecast for next […]

Autumn Light

At this time of year, on sunny days, the light can be fabulous. Taking time to appreciate the light really can help on driegh days when everything seems grey and miserable.

Lexie has been pretty poorly this week, so Peggy and I were on our own today when we took to the hills for […]

Sunday Walks

Peggy and I were on our own today for our Sunday Walk. We headed up to one of my favourite lochs (currently nameless on most maps that we’ve found), and then headed along the top of the hills to Lexie’s Loch. After what feels like days (and nights) of rain, the ground was pretty soggy […]

Summer in Assynt

We have had cracking summer weather this year. Even the dreaded midge has been relatively well behaved and have only proved irritating on a few occasions. While Lexie is much much better, we still have to be cautious where we walk her, and so many of our walks have taken us down to Stoer beach […]

Glorious June

This is a very special time of year in Assynt. The flora really begin to come into their own, and if you’re lucky as we have been this year, you get an extra special display of wild flowers in June. During May we were treated to a bumper crop of primroses before the numerous bluebells […]

Beach Walks

We were back on Stoer beach this week. Once again the tide was low, and the beach was showing off its colours, so I had some fun with my camera. Stoer beach has a history of constantly changing from being completely covered in sand to being completely pebbly. As storms come and go, so the […]

Easy Walking

We have had so much rain over the last few weeks that the hills are a little, ummmmm, slushy! So we decided to make it easy on ourselves and on Peggy and Lexie and we headed for the Little Assynt All Abilities Path near Lochinver for a stroll. The path network is surrounded by high […]

Sunday Walks

With a refreshing breeze blowing today, our walk was a pleasure. It was our first “proper” walk together since Stevan had his thumb operation, and while the pumping blood caused him quite a bit of discomfort he managed well, and got some cracking photographs. The hills are looking absolutely stunning at the moment. The heather […]