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Scotland: Three Days on a Remote Peninsula – Part 1

A bothy or old ruins along the stalker path on Knoydart Peninsula, ScotlandWhat happens when one decides to go off the beaten (American) path in Scotland? One winds up with an experience far surpassing what they hoped. Continue reading


Oh, Random Weather of Virginia (short entry)

I’m beginning to think Mother Nature might need some lithium, anticonvulsants, antipsychotics, and benzodiazepines. These are used to treat Bipolar Disorder, which I’ve decided that Mother Nature has.  In the past 7 days, we’ve gone from 60-degree weather to 12-degree weather and we’re heading back into 60-degree weather this weekend.  We’ve gone from  sunshine to snowflakes to wind and back to sunshine.  Maybe Mother Nature just needs a hug?

Snow on Tuesday:

Snow in Northern Virginia

Snow on the ground in Northern Virginia


A Trail and Some Wildlife: C&O Canal National Historical Park (aka: the Maryland-side of Great Falls)

Billy Goat A Trail at C&O Canal Park

Billy Goat A Trail at C&O Canal Park

I’d like to give a wee shout out to the Tattooed Lady for her most stellar recommendation to hike Billy Goat Trail.  Ice, snow, a bit of a breeze, a mother load of rocks to scramble over, and one might just call this a killer day. Continue reading

Weather Forecasts Suck: Hike Through Bull Run Mountains

Ullr - Norse God of Skiing, archery, hunting, etc., etc.

Ullr – Norse God of Skiing, archery, hunting, etc., etc.

I was originally hoping to title this, “Snow Hike Through Bull Run Mountains”, but alas, the snow that we were promised failed to arrive Saturday, and what rolled through Sunday could be replicated by a five-year old throwing a handful of confetti.  Therefore, sad face 😦 Continue reading

A Long Weekend with Wildlife, Snow, and a Smidge Bit of Trespassing

It’s apparent to me, and Roomie, that I have an affinity for trespassing. Granted, I’m not trespassing on sensitive government property – I don’t need to see a nuclear reactor up close, thank you – but I find all the cool things to be where you aren’t necessarily supposed to go. Continue reading