Expedition 82 - 8th March 2003
Torr Mor and Scardoish

The forecast said it would pour all morning, but it was fairly good. Enthusiasm among the explorers is increasing as the weather gets warmer, we had eleven explorers and three helpers: Amie, Benjamin, Eilish, Ellen, JD, John Donaldson, Keiran, Kerry, Lewis, Robin and Thomas, with Ann, Mairi and Pamela and Bruce as the expedition dog.
We started by the river Shiel, some of the explorers got a chance to hear the whistling wings of goldeneye drakes taking off. We climbed laboriously up the Torr Mor and almost all the explorers were able to get into the lookout (and out again through the narrow gap). On the way down we looked at some good glacial scratches on the rocks.
Then we drove to Scardoish where the explorers heard about the girl who was drowned after being found guilty of stealing money in Castle Tioram. We went right up the Scardoish path to the dam, stopping to look at the rock where the clan chief was said to have seen the smoke when the castle was burned in 1715.
Everyone was fairly tired when we got back to the Centre, and more than ready for their soup and roll.John Dye

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