Sat in the campervan wondering what to do as the weather looks grey, wet and miserable. We had planned to go up a nearby 6 pointer walking from our stopover campsite on the way home but we want to avoid getting everything wet now it is all finally dry!
We are also a bit tired from the all the walking on this holiday, nearly 90 km and almost 4 km of elevation just for SOTA over some quite difficult terrain, never mind the tupperware hunting and other jaunts. All this for 10 hills and only 14 points! I have told Carolyn she will take a long time to get to goat that way. Admittedly 5 of those hills had not been activated previously.
The islands (Rum and Eigg) and the remote locations (Glenbrittle on Skye and Knoydart) have been fabulous with friendly people and some basic but comfortable accommodation. It is well worth the trip to have the experience of being so remote from the rest of the UK.
We have enjoyed our backpacking, island-hopping adventure. We read the thread on how much do people carry. Well for us between islands we have had three backpacks (2 large, one small which we carried) containing sufficient clothes for 6 days, full wet weather kit, a power supply and lipo battery charger and all the usual SOTA kit (with two antennas) which we then took on the summits.
We achieved most of what we wanted to do apart from a summit on the Rum Cullins when the weather beat us with the wind being too strong and the vis too short for the ridge scramble to Askival. The only thing we have not managed this trip is a Munro but I think we have done enough.
We might just have a day of rest today and have a little walk as a break on our way home as the weather looks better tomorrow in northern England but keep an eye on the alerts as we may suddenly get an urge to go out later.