Almost exactly 5 years ago now, I posted pictures of Hannah and Mike’s wedding. Well, after a 2 year delay, due to you-know-what, it was the turn of her sister, Hannah, to marry Alex.
The wedding was held at the Loch Melfort Hotel, which is around 20 miles south of Oban, on the west coast of Scotland. The happy couple were blessed with glorious sunshine all day and the actual ceremony took place in what can only be described as a magnificent setting, right by the side of the loch. Inevitably many kilts were in evidence and a piper played… I hope this video and the gallery below gives you a feel for the atmosphere on their very special day.
(Suggestion: For the optimum “Scottish” experience, after viewing the video, allow the music to loop around while you view the gallery of photos). 😊
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was working on adding all 33 of the walks I had documented to this website and now I’m pleased to announce, IT’s FINISHED!! 😊 I had wondered about waiting until 5am on 4th March ’21 to ‘launch’ it, but I just couldn’t wait that long! (I hope you see what I did there).
I’ve updated the banner photos too, to have a little more variety and added a Contact menu option – just in case anyone would like to comment or request any more information. So, please feel free to have a browse around the pages under the “Walks in the Val d’Hérens” heading – at anytime and especially if you are stuck at home and self-isolating. Just select Easy, Medium or Challenging and then click on any of the walks summarised underneath the overview map… You’ll then find a map and a gallery of photos, as well as a route description should anyone visit this area to do any of the walks themselves.
Below are a few random photos taken from the associated galleries… (I should have done a quiz and asked which walk they belonged to… Too late now of course!) I hope it showcases what a wild and naturally beautiful part of the world the Val d’Hérens is!
Your comments and feedback (especially for any improvements) are always welcome of course. 😊
It was not for nothing that (now Sir) Tom Jones sang about the Green, Green Grass of Home. Wales can be a very wet place (as you may have gathered from all the moss and lush looking fields in my previous post). So, as if to prove I’m not just a fair weather walker, here are few pictures, mainly of the Mawddach Trail (a former railway line) from Penmaenpool to Barmouth.
Please note that this post was scheduled well before the Coronavirus outbreak, so please don’t be offended by the title of the song… (I did think about swapping it for another song, but it is quite humorous in a ‘dark’ sort of way).
OK – some of you may be glad to know that this is the last in this series. (Hooray, I hear you cry). I know it’s not been that popular, but it has filled in some gaps, which I may well fill this coming year with some other random posts (yet to be determined).
Anyway, for my last song, it seemed appropriate to play this one by Just Jack, called the Day I Died. I had the pleasure of watching Just Jack live at the D Club in Lausanne some years ago. He introduced this as a ‘happy song’, so who am I to argue. Whatever, I think the lyrics and video are superb. (In case you didn’t know Just Jack (Allsop) appears at the end of the video, as the medic who shakes his head).
I guess many of you will have never heard of this jazz-funk band, called Shakatak, but I was a huge fan when I was younger. Still am I suppose. They were ‘big’ (at least in the UK and possibly Japan) in the 1980’s.
Only 4 more weeks to go after this one, (you may be glad to read), but this series wouldn’t be complete without this classic from George Benson. Despite listening to this song many, many times, I never have managed to sing or mimic that “duh, duh” guitar thing at the right time. It always seems to be in the wrong place to me, but it absolutely makes the song what it is, so it’s obviously perfectly placed. Enjoy!