Journey No 4

Journey No 4 – 25th to 26th January 2010

25th January 2010

Took Harrie to our garage (MacKellar & Paterson) in Strachur to check out screeches when changing gear that apparently cause the heater to make that noise – however they diagnosed the alternator belt was worn and needed replacement. This was ordered and will be replaced on 1st February 2010. Air suspension was topped up whilst there.

We then drove up to Fort William and skied at Nevis Range in the afternoon. Very good skiing on the summit – did many runs – a bit icy on the Home Run but the Goose gully was good.

Douglas skiing on the Aonach Mor summit

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Liz on the icy summit of Aonach Mor

We visited Douglas’s parents in Corpach and stayed over night in their car park.

26th January 2010

We went back to Nevis Range to continue skiing – got to the summit however the visibility on the way up was very poor on the four lifts after the gondola. When we reached the summit the fog was so dense we couldn’t see anything and had to ski down very slowly to find our way down to the Goose. At the Goose you could bearly see a metre in front of you so had to try and find our way down on a red run. The snow conditions were alright but the visibility was appalling – Douglas particularly found it very difficult and was relieved to get back to the top station taking the gondola back down to the car park. So we went shopping in Fort William and returned home a day earlier than planned.

Mileage at start 111963 km and on return home 112335 km, totalling 372 km (232 miles).

1st February 2010 – Took Harrie to the garage to have the alternator belt changed in Strachur and returned home later that day- problem fixed. Mileage 64 km – total 112399 km.

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