Friday, 29 June 2007


A bit different from Scotland !

For the past 18 months I've been helping to 'train' a group of young people from the Scottish Borders to go on a five week expedition to Zambia this summer. They guys selected have been through quite a learning curve over the past 18 months or so, and tonight sees the expedition start. The advance party departs the UK tonight a few days before the main group leave on July 4th. It's great to see a lot of hard work by a lot of people culminate in achieving it's objective. The main focus of the trip is community work, with elements of social, environmental, and scientific work thrown in for good measure. Details of Borders Exploration Group can be found here , alsong with details of past Expeditions and other activities that the Group organises.

Sunday, 24 June 2007


We've had unseasonally heavy rain recently, as shown by the two pictures below. The photograph was taken during the middle of the day. Okay for a duck I suppose !

Hopefully next week will be better ...

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Eigg and Muck

Was away last week on a four day paddling trip round the Small Isles. From Arisaig, went north to Inverie,

then from Inverie, down to Mallaig,

across the Sound of Sleat, across to northern tip of Eigg, down the side of Eigg, camped at Kildonnan,

then on down round Muck. Last day was a paddle back from Muck to Eigg, and back across to Arisaig.