Scotland has had two fairly long spells of sunny weather. In the first Mhairi and I visited Jura and Islay. On Jura we climbed the Paps Beinn Shiantaidh and Beinn an Oir; visited Corryvreckan; did a little rock climbing, and sampled the whisky.
On Islay we did some cycling, general sightseeing, bird-watching, and more whisky sampling. Overall it was a great island trip.
Since our return I’ve been fortunate to do a fair bit of rock climbing; on the local crags with climbing partners old and new, at the wall (where I clean top-roped my first “7a”) and a quick trip to Glencoe for Agag’s Groove.
Mhairi and I also found my birthday route from four years ago had made it into print in the new Highland Outcrops South Guidebook.
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