Monthly Archives: March 2016

Scotland at its best

Feeling slightly embarrassed to effuse too much, but what a weekend to be in the hills. I’d already made the decision to head out if the weather held fair, but there was certainly no indication from the Met Office forecast of the wall to wall sunshine that transpired. The plan was a two night stay at Glenpean bothy out towards Knoydart, the only dilemma whether to walk in from Glenfinnan and down into Gleann Cuirnean, or cycle from Spean Bridge. The bike won the day, and I thanked my lucky stars, as the cycle back along Loch Arkaig on Sunday was a wonder to behold. The mirroring of the hills in the water was really quite spooky, and I was so relieved that all the photos I took were in focus and not over exposed. Spent Saturday nipping over to Kinbreak to see how the bothy was doing, and got some interior shots. The new rosy red roof is a very cheery sight, and really given the place a lift.

On to the long stretch round the north side of Loch Arkaig looking across to Glen Maille. 5ks of coal split between the panniers just to keep me honest.

Finally arriving at the bothy after negotiating the final 500 yards beyond the end of the forestry track

Fire lit, wine opened, time to take in the gloaming

quiet satisfaction

chilly overnight

up for the dawn

better perspective of the view west down Glen Pean heading on to Oban bothy and Loch Morar

cheery sight of the new roof on Kinbreak bothy

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Much improved ambience of the attic space

 

View west up Glen Kingie, Sgurr an Fhuarain to the right of shot and Sgurr Mor at the back

back over the bealach

heading back for the train on a crystal clear Sunday morning

amazing reflections in Loch Arkaig, looking back west to Carn Mor and on east

late lunch at Corpach sea loch, with a fine view of the Ben