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Girls' weekend in Shropshire, April 2004

There have been several SHOT lads' weekends so it was decided that it was about time we had a girls' one, a kind of belated hen weekend for Zoe, who had recently returned from getting married in Hawaii. Glorious weather and a very nice bunkhouse just outside Bishops Castle, on the Shropshire/Wales border.

The bunkhouse (with farmhouse behind) Bishops Castle We did actually walk quite a substantial distance, though the pace was very leisurely Looking at Zoe's wedding photos Preparing dinner The whole group
Girls' weekend in Shropshire

SHOT New Year trip to Plockton, 2003/4

This year we stayed in the picturesque village of Plockton, a few miles north of Kyle of Lochalsh. The bunkhouse was fairly new and built just opposite the station to look like a signal box, and was very comfortable although a little cramped in the living area when all 18 of us ate together!

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The bunkhouse View going down towards the village Entrance to the natural ampitheatre that at one time was used as an open-air church Fields above the village Looking down on the village Plockton Boat in Plockton Shoreline Palm trees looking incongruous in the snow Plockton Anna, Yvonne, Donna, Su and Neil The Plockton peninsula View over Plockton View over Plockton - the bunkhouse is on the left, near the cluster of white buildings (most of which comprise the school)
Scenes around Plockton.

Valley view Su coming over a brow Deer on the hillside Caroline, Richard and Su
A hike in deep snow. Can't remember the name of the mountain, but it was near Eilean Donan Castle. Unfortunately we had to stop just short of the summit because the going was so hard and we were anxious to complete our descent before it got dark.

Coral beach Coral
A coral beach that I discovered, located a short but extremely boggy and muddy hike from the bunkhouse.

Looking across to the Black Cuillin on Skye from near the bunkhouse Meal out at a hotel in Plockton The famous public toilets in Kyle of Lochalsh Eilean Donan Castle A wild otter that I saw while walking on my own
Assorted other pictures from the trip (hover over picture for details).

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