We went away for a week to a very, very quiet place in the Scottish Highlands for kayaking and bouldering. And for the quiet.
It’s been a funny lockdown week. The weather got good, so everyone went outside and we’ve been trying to avoid them.
Doing stuff, and keeping ourselves amused. Now we’re allowed back in the sea we’re making the most of it, while keeping our distance from other people.
Flexible working hours and being allowed back out to explore our local area gives the opportunity for a little variety on top of the running and at-home-strength-training. Woot!
The weekend before the UK gets locked down we get out to a huge empty beach and sit in the sea alone, surrounded by nothing. Except mushy waves.
And Kim goes metal detecting.
I’m looking for a local crag that’s quick to get to, hard enough to train on and dry in February. Let’s check out Ram’s Tor. Those roofs don’t look that big from the coastal path, right?
OMG the weather is amazing let’s get outside and do everything.
It’s a frozen, sunny weekend morning and the surf will be good. Unfortunately everybody else thinks the same thing, so we’ll surf further along the beach where us surfing noobs can have a bit of space. It’s not so sheltered and a lot harder to get out to the waves here. Kim has a fear of the sea yet she’s started sea kayaking and surfing and wants to get over this fear.
There’s a gap in between the storms so we’re getting outside to try and get on some dry rock. It’s a familiar struggle at this time of year. To the beach!