Archive for December, 2009

Journey No 2

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Journey No 2 – 26th to 27th December 2009

26th December 2009

Our first real outing in Harrie!

Liz and Douglas took Harrie up to Corpach by Fort William to Douglas’s parents and stayed in their car pack at Caledonian Apartments. We had Boxing Day dinner with them and Douglas’s son, Gillan and his fiancee Angela. It was a snowy drive over Rannoch Moor and Glencoe. We stayed just the one night.

Driving through Glencoe in Harrie

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27th December 2009

We went skiing in the morning at Aonach Mor, Nevis Range, Fort William where we had season tickets for the season. We managed a couple of hours skiing – it was our first time skiing for three years so were not skiing fit.

Douglas and Harrie at Nevis Range

Liz and Harrie at Nevis Range

There was sufficient snow on the Goose and the Summit and were able to ski back down to the top station on the Home Run. The visibility was very poor however and very flat light so not the greatest skiing. We went shopping at Lidl afterwards in Fort William and took a photo of Ben Nevis behind Lidl and Harrie. The weather improved in the afternoon!

Harrie with Ben Nevis in the background

We wanted to get home before it got too dark as the temperature was dropping fast and was very cold and we knew the road back home was snowy and it would be icy too. It took us 3 hours to drive home for the 90 miles – pretty slow going.

The mileage at the start of the journey was 111,069 km and 111,398 when we got back home, totalling 329 km (206 miles). It was a good trip and we look forward to our next visit to go skiing again.