Tag Archives: Scotland

Sailing Thursday – Group 1

23rd August 2012 by Bomb Squad

This morning we set off bright and early for a spot of sailing….. well I say ailing in the loosest sense of the term. The problem was there was no wind… well actually there was plenty of wind but the … Continue reading

Posted in Lochgoilhead 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exams and Extreme Biking

23rd August 2012 by Buff

Thursday – Today we woke to some serious rain, a good cooked breakfast and an avalanche of emotions due to GCSE results. Our youngsters, who were in the hot seat, managed to negotiate poor mobile phone coverage together with an … Continue reading

Posted in Lochgoilhead 2012 | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Glasgow…a day off and a “most excellent adventure”!

23rd August 2012 by Buff

Wednesday – Today was our rest day. Following our usual excellent breakfast, we all pilled into our trusty mini buses and headed back to Glasgow – specifically the Breahead Centre. This complex houses a very good shopping mall and Xscape … Continue reading

Posted in Lochgoilhead 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Re-discovering Kayaking

21st August 2012 by Buff

Tuesday – Today I was lucky to be out on the Loch with Steve (our Kayaking instructor for today) together with Jamal, Lukas, Kane, Matt, Gary and Trystan. The sun shone (for the most part) and Steve and I threw … Continue reading

Posted in Lochgoilhead 2012 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Tuesday…a “Squeeze” and a “Burn”

21st August 2012 by Explorers

21st August 2012 On the third day of activities, group one did “The Squeeze!”,  and “The Burn”, while group 2 were kayaking and canoeing on the Loch. On “The Loch”, a lot of people capsized which was apparently very cold … Continue reading

Posted in Lochgoilhead 2012 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Speedboats and a waterslide

20th August 2012 by Explorers

Monday – Sailing today for group two! But first we were taken out in the speed boats around the Loch. Flying around the Loch with Jamal at the helm chasing seagulls and jumping off of a bouy as a quick … Continue reading

Posted in Lochgoilhead 2012 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

An escaped haggis, his mate the haddock…and some Scottish water

20th August 2012 by Buff

Monday – Yesterday’s scorching weather had changed somewhat to a more overcast sky when our intrepid FreeSpirits headed out for the days activities… Group 1 were back on the loch for a days sailing…more later. Group 2 were climbing and … Continue reading

Posted in Lochgoilhead 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Job Job Bomb Sqd Blog Day 2

19th August 2012 by Bomb Squad

Hi All So today was the first full day of actvities at Lochgoilhead activity centre. Following a healthy dose of leader coffee and north sea temp shower we headed off to breakfast (honey I shrunk the breakfast…… or two plates … Continue reading

Posted in Lochgoilhead 2012 | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment »

Climbing in Glen Croe

19th August 2012 by Osama

Saturday am, oops Sunday am…(must be still lagged) Following a cooked breakie, including potato cakes (What the hell is this hard pancake?!?!), we were split in two groups, one to go on to the lake (more to follow on that) … Continue reading

Posted in Lochgoilhead 2012 | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment »