Friday, 25 June 2010

Into the Red Cuillins

Attempted to walk up the Druim na Ruaige ridge - I failed, not as hill fit as I would like, and I was also very tired from lack of sleep due to wild camping !! Always next time. But the weather turned out to be fantastic and we had lovely views. Although I'm suffering with a very itchy bite off a horsefly during this walk.

Cloud-covered Cuillins
View down to the Sligachan Hotel
Bog cotton, with Glamaig as the backdrop
Glen Sligachan
The Cuillins didn't stay cloud covered for long

River Sligachan & Cuillins, Skye

A selection of photos taken this week of the River Sligachan and the Cuillins. The river was very low, an indication of how little rain has fallen across Scotland recently, it doesn't always rain up here!

GlamaigSligachan Hotel

Eigg & Rhum

Views towards Eigg and Rhum from Skye:

Early morning view to RhumFishing boat passes in front of Eigg

Views of Bla Bheinn, Skye

On Monday night I wild camped for the first time. The ground felt like concrete beneath and the sound of fishing boats chugging out to sea seemed to go on all night long... and then there was the sheep from 4am!

But the lack of sleep was more than made up for by the outstanding views of Bla Bheinn. As it was also the longest day, it seemed to take forever for the sun to set - I'm sure there was a lovely sunset, but we were too tired to stay up late enough. The midges also surfaced around 9pm so in the tent we remained until morning!

We had intended to hike up Bla Bheinn but as we arrived the cloud was settling in and as my other half had tried to do it before only to have to retreat because of the cloud, he didn't want that again. So we drove over to do a walk near Sligachan instead.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Glencoe Drive - 2

Continuing from previous blog entry.

Next stop - Ballachulish.
Eilean Munde - former burial island, Loch Leven
Sgorr na Ciche / Pap of Glencoe

Then a drive back to Glencoe and a short walk to the lochans.
The Aonach Eagach ridge

Glencoe Drive - 1

On 4th June I took a drive to Ballachulish, Lochaber. It was my birthday and my parents were staying with us and they had never been to that area before. Had a few short walks enroute with the dogs.

We were so lucky as the weather was glorious. The midges were out but not too bad, and I think the repellent I covered myself in helped!

First stop was Crainlarich.

View of Ben More
The dogs enjoying themselves at the community woodland walk
The we stopped at Dalrigh, just south of Tyndrum. The dogs were encouraged into the river as they found a nice bog at Crainlarich! The weather was so nice we sat out and had a lovely picnic too.

View of Ben Lui
Ben More and Stob Binnein
Bridge over the River Fillian
River Fillian
Quick stop at road works but got some photos of the Blackmount and Rannoch Moor
Buachaille Etive Mor
Three Sisters, Bidean nam Bian