Greetings from Argyll

Discussion in 'Intros & Welcomes' started by explorecowal, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. explorecowal

    explorecowal Trail Blazer


    Names Fraser, reside in Cowal.

    Always done a bit of walking about the local hills, even managed a few Munro's a few years back. Since the arrival of my daughter (2 years ago) I've reverted to staying local and recording any trips I make.

    Also have a touring/sea kayak and mountain bike. So plenty of options of getting about and to the hills.

    Starting to get some gear together, so I can spend some nights out under the stars ( or clouds!!). Hopefully saving weight and space as I go compared to my existing gear. Whether it's on my back or in my kayak I'm going to try and make things as light as possible.........well as my budget (wife) allows.


  2. Jacko1066

    Jacko1066 Ultralighter

    Hi Fraser, welcome aboard!!
    I have exactly the same budget problem lol!!
    Do you make videos of your trips? If so stick a link on here I'm sure people would enjoy them!!

  3. explorecowal

    explorecowal Trail Blazer

    Last edited: Jul 6, 2014
  4. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Hey Fraser. Welcome aboard. Lightweight gear is lightweight gear whether you transport it on wheels, Paddle it or put it on shanks' pony :D
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  5. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Fraser

    Good to have you here

    I've spent many good trip on the peninsula with the canoes, Loch Long, Goil, Fynne and Sween are all favourites, it's a magical part of the country
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  6. explorecowal

    explorecowal Trail Blazer


    A shanks there's an addition to the fleet. The wife thought she had problems with my existing 'junk' in the garage.
  7. explorecowal

    explorecowal Trail Blazer


    That great to know someone else is enjoying my local area. If your ever over this way give us a shout. :)
  8. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah will do, it's going to be autumn time before I'm up with the boat again now though, I'm tackling the CWT in August/September this year.
  9. explorecowal

    explorecowal Trail Blazer

    By that time the midgies will have disappeared, so an ideal time to visit. ;)
  10. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Plus I won't have any blood left from the CWT anyway :)
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  11. Jacko1066

    Jacko1066 Ultralighter

    Oooohhh, midgies!!!!!!! Only experienced those once, that was at the holloway Forrest!!

    Except they were no ordinary midgies, they were bloody commando or ninja midgies!!!
  12. explorecowal

    explorecowal Trail Blazer

    Pretty sure the ones up here carry baseball bats and hunt in packs. On my bothy trip to loch Etive it took 3 attempts to try cut a 2" branch without getting mauled.

    Had to phone a crisis line after that!!
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  13. Kit McCallion

    Kit McCallion Trail Blazer

    Hi Fraser, welcome to the forum :).
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  14. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Hi Fraser, welcome to Trek-Lite. :)
  15. explorecowal

    explorecowal Trail Blazer

    Thanks again for the welcomes :)
  16. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Hi Fraser and welcome :)
  17. explorecowal

    explorecowal Trail Blazer

    Thanks tartanferret :)

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