Author Archives: Andy Harpur

About Andy Harpur

Interests : The Scottish Highlands, The Pennine Alps, The Milky Way, Abbot Ale, Mountaineering, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Astronomy, Guitar, Penny Whistle. I live and breath for the outdoor lifestyle. New places, new faces, new adventures....

Corran Narrows, Ardgour & Kingairloch

Adventure-wise it’s been a frustrating Summer so far; I’ve had various work commitments regularly taking me away from the Highland’s since Spring. My genetic need for adventure ; aka “feeding the rat” has been gnawing away at me… There were … Continue reading

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Back on the water

Finally with the rain cleared, sunny skies coincided with a weekend free to get out sea kayaking…   However the forecast strong winds led to a change in plan and we sought shelter in the Lynn of Lorn. We launched at … Continue reading

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Arrival of Spring

Now don’t get me wrong; I love living in the Highlands (who wouldn’t?). Every day there is something to gaze and marvel at but this last Winter has dragged on, and on, and on…  We had a succession of storms, … Continue reading

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BCU 4 Star (Sea)

Wind : Southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later, veering northwest 5 or 6 later. Sea state : Rough or very rough. Weather : Occasional drizzle, rain later. Visibility : Moderate or good, occasionally poor later. Two years of … Continue reading

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Bergen, Norway

Currently enjoying a short break in Norway with Annie. Weather’s pretty good too.

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West is Best

Annie and I headed over to Ardnamurchan today for some chill time. I’ve blogged about a committing sea kayaking trip about this peninsula in the past, though today Annie and I were just going for a walk and a bumble; … Continue reading

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A brief gap in the showers last night produced a beautiful double rainbow and in the other direction a fantastic sunset…

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