Trying to do the right thing
We aim to reduce waste and recycle as much as we can. We make our own jams and this eliminates the need for those small plastic jam containers. Butter is served in small dishes rather the small packaged items.
We recycle glass, plastic, aluminium, paper, metal and use our log burner for disposal of scrap wood. We have two composting locations for the garden and fruit/vegetable household waste.
There is a pond and a reservoir to allow us to gather water from our stream and provide a supply for our fruit, vegetable and flower gardens. It will also hopefully become a home or calling place for wildlife.
We have water butts at the shed and carport for more rainwater collecting.
Solar photovoltaic panels are installed on the house roof, which supplies the house and excess sold to an electricity company.
Take a look around.
A short distance from Carinbrook is Corpach with some classic scenery and canal side walks.
Your hosts, Chris and Gillian, with Harvey out in the mountains
Planning the days
Lochaber has so much to offer, no wonder it is called the outdoor capitol of the UK.
Ben Nevis a more challenging way
Lochaber is blessed with great mountains to conquer, explore, photograph or just admire.
The Glenfinnan area provides an excellent half day out. The railway viaduct, the Jacobite rising memorial and Loch Shiel.
Just a short walk is Banavie, the Caledonian canal and the famous Neptune's staircase locks
Island days out
Why not have a day out by boat from Mallaig or Arisaig.
The classic steam train from Fort William to Mallaig runs right by our house.