Monday, 28 April 2014

All's well that ends well

Life can be quite an emotional roller coaster sometimes, can't it?

Oh how excited I was when Gail told me we were going over to Torridon for the weekend, and that her nice friends from Holland, Angela and Florian and their boys Alexander and Sebastian, would also be staying at the cottage.

It got even better when I heard that a big hill walk was planned.

Imagine my dismay on arriving at the cottage. The visitors were out, but they'd left so much stuff lying around, and all of it indicating interests other than hillwalking with yours truly.

First I spot a musical instrument case.

And this kit is surely shouting 'sea kayak'?

And oh dear, a fishing rod...

Then there's a bag of books.

Oh, what a relief, finally I see some hiking boots.

When our friends showed up, it turned out they had already been sea kayaking and crab fishing and were now ready for a relaxing evening, noses buried in books, and I decided to join them.

In the morning they played their musical instruments (quite pleasing to the flappy little ears, actually).

But I was beginning to wonder if the promised expedition into the mountains would ever take place.

Oh the tension. ….

Well I am totally thrilled to tell you that on Sunday we all climbed MY mountain, Beinn Alligin. (You did know that my posh Kennel Club name is Granddach Beinn Alligin, didn't you?)

And look what a splendid day we had.


  1. Crikey Bertie .... you are the King of YOUR mountain, aye?? AND it's such a beautiful mountain, too!! What a good day you had ...

  2. Bertie, your mountain looks fabulous. I want to climb it, too!

  3. You look like a King there Bertie surveying all below. Glad you had such a great hike and lovely weather too. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. We were worried at first. We are so glad you FINALLY got to go hiking!

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  5. Cor Bertie what a wonderful couple of days you had and the climb and views look wonderful. I have been climbing too must be the thing to do in Scotland!!!

  6. Hari OM
    Oh dear Bertie I was starting to get worried for you too, given recent events... but it came good eh what? That last shot as an absolute stunneroonie. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  7. MOL MOL BERTIE you had your own wee friends to sit and play and read. OMDs what a gorgeous view too.
    My mom says she is a mountain girl at heart...
    hugs madi your bfff

  8. what a wonderful weekend that seems! Glad you got your hike up your mountain, and so glad that you had some great music to soothe your "savage breast."

    gus n teka

  9. We always love hearing about your cool adventures Bertie! Every time we see you on a mountain, we think of the Sound of Music and it makes us smile.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  10. It was worth the wait Bertie and the anticipation just made it all the better.

  11. Thank goodness you did something adventurous like a hike instead of kayaking. Beautiful
    Lily & Edward

  12. WHEW... Bertie we were totally terrified that your PAWmised Weekend of BERTIEness was going to be a Flop... butt it turned out to be TERRIFIC. MUSIC READING and then that GORGEOUS WALK on the HIGHLAND SIDE. PAWfect.

  13. We are glad you got just what you wanted to do and a great day to do it in, Bertie!

    Your pals,
    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  14. OMD, a day hiking your very own mountain! How exciting! I'm glad it all worked out for you.

  15. FINALLY!! Humans are SO slow sometimes. We love the photo of you four boys on top of the hiss checking out the view!

    -Bart, Ruby and Otto

  16. Bertie thank you for your advise on Auntie Yams blog, but a mud from a peat blog, I cannot imagine what that would be like? Would I have to have a bath afterwards?

  17. Say What! Your posh Kennel Club name is Granddach Beinn Alligin well what did you do to deserve such a fancy name? Your mountains are beautiful Bertie, it looks like you could see Heaven from there.
    Sweet William The Scot

  18. Phew good thing your initial thought wasn't true and you got in a fabulous walk! Looks wonderful!

  19. Oh Bertie what a great question....Mom says as for 4 leggers it is neck and neck even. Dad also rec'd one from a Mini piggy and humans so we are counting # of States and Countries in our tally which will be posted Friday.
    Hugs Madi your bfff

  20. Bertie - Good things come to those who wait.

  21. what a beautiful outing! so glad you made it to the mountains

    retro rover

  22. Oh, it's so great to have visitors. All the better that they like dogs and dog walking!

    Wyatt and Stanzie