Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tooway, one month in

I posted last month that we had moved to satellite broadband, using a service called Tooway provided through a company called Avonline. So, after one month what has the experience been like: 1. It is certainly faster and has much … Continue reading

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End of the season

  The rut is rapidly coming to a close now. Whilst the occasional roar can still be heard, the strath is quiet now, stags and hinds are starting to separate and stags are starting to rest and, hopefully, recover before … Continue reading

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Extreme stalking at Rothiemurcus

  Great though the stalking is at Croick, it is good on occasion to try different ground. So on Monday we went off for a day’s stalking at Rothiemurcus Estate in the Cairngorms. The keeper there is the excellent Peter … Continue reading

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…. more flooding

  It is still raining and we have just been up the strath to take stock. The water is continuing to rise and I expect the lower ground will be completely under water by nightfall. As you can see, the … Continue reading

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Flooding

  The roar of the stags has been replaced by the roar of the river. It has been raining for 12 hours now and the worst is supposedly still to come. The rover is already over its banks in places … Continue reading

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Fallow deer

  I don’t often mention the small herd of fallow deer we have at Croick, introduced by our predecessors. In truth, they are a little soft-skinned for this far north and are bullied by the sika deer. So they don’t … Continue reading

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A great day at the stags

  Every day you are out stalking is a special day, but some are particularly memorable. Yesterday was one such day. We had a refreshing scramble up a deep stream with waterfalls, a real mix of weather from bright sun … Continue reading

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