Fiona Outdoors logo My independent guide to the best of Scotland outdoors

Summer whizzed by

Written by Fiona September 03 2009

And so I have been waiting for the rain to stop. And for an Indian Summer to head to Scotland instead of lingering smugly over the south of England. But no such luck. I have also realised that while I’ve been waiting for the return of summer (didn’t we have something that vaguely resembled that concept for a week in June?) that I have been too busy to keep my blog up to date. Shame on me!

So… over the last month or so I have climbed Munros, mooched around with Little Miss Outdoors on her school hols, climbed another Munro, surfed and body boarded in glorious Welsh surf with great pals G&T and Little A, climbed more Munros, run a few smaller hills, climbed another Munro or two, squeezed in some work, climbed more hills, become a yoga addict, summitted just one more Munro – and generally got wet in Scotland’s great outdoors.

I’m struggling to recall a day/evening in many weeks when it hasn’t rained on me as I’ve walked, climbed and run but still I’ve had a fun so-called summer.

This weekend I’m off to do some marshalling and a race report for the mad but popular Bealach Mor cycle challenge organised by the first rate Hands On Events. Then I might take another opportunity to fuel my new Munro bagging addiction.

And maybe, just maybe I’ll see some sun before Christmas is suddenly upon us again!

Written by Fiona September 03 2009 Please support this website Buy me a glass of wine

More Like This


5 fantastic reasons to vIsit Guatemala – and 4 things to do there 


How cold water swimming can help with managing depression


Corbett bagging: Morven, near Ballater


Free beginner’s guide to navigation by Ramblers Scotland


Corbett bagging: Meall Dubh, Glen Moriston


Tips for first time traveller’s guide | Greenbrier WV