Lovely day and Andrew invites me out for some local climbing, only a couple of miles from home and a crag known as Aztec tower. Here is the view from the foot of the crag looking back to Gairloch and the sea.
As I'm new to this Andrew goes first to put in the protection, I go second and take it all out as I climb past it. First climb set ready for me to go up.
At the bottom of our third climb, it will be my hardest yet, glad I go second, can't see many good hand or foot holds here.
Ready to go again, my first HVS (hard very severe), not really that hard in climbing terms these days, but I would not want to do anything harder until I'm more experienced.
The top, just need to abseil to the bottom again. A grand afternoon out and so near to home.
I'm a 10 yro collieXNewfoundland. My humans found me in a rescue kennels 9 yrs ago &a couple of years ago they moved up to Gairloch in Scotland. They love it here. I didn't like it at first, missed all my old pals & walking haunts. Now, I'm used to it, have new friends & the humans are always at home, so I get a great walk every day.
Sadly, our dear Jamilla went to the kennel in the sky back in September. Osteoporosis in her spine, which she'd coped remarkably well with, became too bad & she lost the use of her hind legs.
She will be a hard act to follow.