Month: April 2020

Animal Flowers

I’m losing track of which day of the ‘lockdown’ we are on now. It doesn’t matter anyhow we just have to get on with it. That said it does appear to be slowly turning into a ‘breakdown’. I did one of my favourite local walks this morning, mainly on little used tracks, but on the…

By Fred Carrie 28 April 2020 0

Perfect Walking Weather!

It was glorious today. In fact, truth be told, it’s been glorious most days since the dreaded “lockdown” started. I just can’t imagine (and neither can the self-righteous who appear to get off on criticising others whose lives they don’t have a clue about) what it must be like being stuck in a town or…

By Fred Carrie 20 April 2020 0

The Early Bird Avoids The Virus

Another fine walk this morning 8 KM or 5 miles round trip. Friockheim – Leysmill via old tracks and paths – Border Hole Quarry (or at least that’s what it used to be) – Border Farm and back then to Friockheim. Nice walk. It took about 1 ½ hours or so. Met only one party…

By Fred Carrie 14 April 2020 0

Casting On Grass

Sorry to mislead all you sad fly casting geeks out there, but this article is probably not about what you think it is. Yes, like most serious fly fishers I have, in the past, done a bit of practice casting on grass myself, usually in a private field to avoid chants and jibes from normal…

By Fred Carrie 7 April 2020 0

A Friocky Loop!

Found a nice route today. Not all of it was on an “official” Angus footpath but it was obviously well enough used despite a short stretch of it being ploughed up by a local farmer. No big deal though. A decent 5 mile walk. I’m calling it the Friocky Leysmiill Loop as it makes a…

By Fred Carrie 6 April 2020 0

Ticking Lists

Over the past 40 years or so I had gazed upon The Headwaters many times, winter and summer, whilst heading out or returning in an exhausted state from some ridiculous marathon hill walk or inane Munro bagging trip. For those who don’t know: a “Munro” is a Scottish hill or mountain of at least 3000…

By Fred Carrie 6 April 2020 0

Post Apocalypse Friockheim

I used to say that if anyone wanted a glimpse of what Scotland might look like after a nuclear war all they had to do was go for a drive through the farmlands of Buchan on a wet Sunday in November. 🙂 I was joking of course and perhaps the title of this article is…

By Fred Carrie 5 April 2020 2

Day 14 Of The Lockdown

Down by the river …………. I’ve been getting out as much as I can on my legal lonesome walks. Today I did a 3 mile loop the final stretch being up the banks of our local river. Only met 2 people and both were on the margins of the village. That’s why it’s best to…

By Fred Carrie 4 April 2020 2

Loch a’ Chlaidheimh

What does fishing mean to you? Catching your ‘limit’? Catching big fish irrespective of their provenance? Convenience? If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions then Loch a’ Chlaidheimh is probably not for you. However, if you don’t mind a hike, enjoy a bit of peace and quiet, or appreciate finding out a…

By Fred Carrie 3 April 2020 0