Cheeky wee overnighter
this was our first overnighter of the year, the weather played nice with us, it was cold (about -1c in the eve) but clear. We saw billions of stars, watched an amazing moonrise, and went to sleep listening to the waves on the shore and a pair of owls somewhere near by. Also got a chance to try out my cobbled together FBC insulated bag, it's an outside layer of fleece, a middle layer of space blanket (the kind they give to marathon runners) and a inside layer of polycotton. Worked a treat it did :)
Sorry about the sideways pictures :)
Terrific looking wee cheeky spot))))))
Glad you got'cha a hang in.
nice!! If you have not seen it check out Irfanview. Nice little free program for working with pictures. It will let you crop, rotate, rename and resize fairly easily.
Nice spot! Love to see pics of hangs in different areas. Thanks for posting!
I guess in Scotland hangers get Cold Cheeky Syndrome? Does it happen on both cheekies or just one at a time?
Sweet location. Reminds me a bit of the coast of Maine. Where abouts in Scotland is it?
thanks guys it was a good night :)
Nothermark- that's good free software, thanks for the heads up, i'll have to hang my head though, I use photoshop CS5 I was just being lazy because I took those on my crappy phone camera :)
flight_chick- cheers chick :)
sargevining- only warm cheekies here with my JRB full length UQ, so I suppose you could say I had toasted buns :)
It was Kirkcudbright (pronounced Kircoobree) on the west coast. I'd love to see Maine one day, love the New England vibe, and great seafood too.
Someday I'd like to get out to Scotland as well.
Originally Posted by Scotchbonnet
New England is where I was born, New Hampshire to be specific. Deep woods of NH, Vermont, and Maine are great in the summer, seafood is great, and a lot of extensive trail systems and crisp clean lakes and streams.
But then I went to Texas and never went back to NE to stay. Wide open spaces with good hardwood stands, a variety of terrain that goes from desert canyons to deep piney woods to sun drenched seacoast---all within a 4-8 hour drive (if you live East of Uvalde), and temps so mild that if it ever does get very cold, you just stay home and wait till next weekend when it warms up. We've got good shrimp and redfish down here on the coast, but when you've got Barbeque and Tex Mex all over the place, missing out on clams and lobster don't seem that bad.
Did most of my camping up in Maine in and around the AT. Not gonna lie, it's not much different than here. Think Scotland on Steroids- the mosquitos are as vicious as midges, and if anything there are more trees/higher hills. Either way, it's very much like home (which made the 1 hour 'homesickness' lecture I had to sit through to go look well and truly silly! )
Looks like a lovely hang. I'm glad you liked it. :D
'Scotland on steroids' :) :) :) :)
Sargevining: 'Shrimp! redfish! warm weather! and oh my, TEXMEX!!! now I'm really starting to get the travel bug, gotta get me some of those refried beans.
Looks & sounded like a great getaway, ScotchBonnet....the stars & moon & things that go hoot in the night.
One day I would love to a-mooching along your hiking trails & spend a couple of nights in those shelters you call Bothy's.
Enjoyed your post.