Archive for October 31st, 2009

October 31, 2009

The wild wild west

by backpackingbongos

After a two day journey of ferries and driving I am finally home.  Islay and Jura were simply stunning, although I was treated pretty badly by the weather gods.  I suffered an endless series of severe gales and heavy rain which hampered my plans a little bit (to the extent that I had to turn back on a 380 metre hill!).  Thankfully in between all that wind and rain I did have two bright days that were so warm I was in a t-shirt whilst backpacking.  There was a lot of sitting in the campervan reading but I did manage to get out for a two day backpack on Islay and another two day one on Jura.  I will do a couple of posts in the coming week.

Whilst out I attempted to a bit of live blogging (due to spending a lot of time waiting for the rain to stop!).  However I failed miserably as I probably need to download an app for my iPhone.  So here is a retrospective live blog with the photo that I tried to upload from my phone whilst away! (hence the poor quality).


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