Sunday 28 August 2016

Out in the hills

Ben More Coigach seen from Ardmair Bay
Looking over to the Summer Isles
There are an awful lot of 'ups'
but fabulous views
We live down there and round the corner at the end of the loch
We stick to the track bypassing the scrambling and climbing bits. It's the difference between 'falling down'
...and 'falling off'!
Stac Pollaidh and Suilven in the distance
The CalMac ferry arriving in Ullapool from Stornoway in the outer Hebrides
I look back at the rainbow. Rain and sun, and at this point the midges became pests! Covered in Smidge we avoid becoming their evening meal, but there were swarms of them!
Intense light 
The car comes into sight, it still seems a long way off..
I'm sorry this is an awfully long post. I didn't post it yesterday as it has taken me so long to edit it! I took hundreds of pictures and I've left out loads on here. You can always skim over them. If you're not really keen on hill walking they'll all look pretty much the same I expect! Thursday was the day the electricity board cut off the electricity in the area. Working on overhead cables I think. We had the whole day, the sun shone and no computer work. We've wanted to do this walk for ages Ben More Coigach this link will give a very detailed account of the route much better than I could. I just walked along taking pictures, mainly of Niels from behind!
It was the best day. There is something so restful, exhilarating and amazing being out in the hills. The feel good factor is huge. I could never find that in a gym. This concentrates my mind like nothing else can and empties it. Puts me in the 'now' if you see what I mean? 

Friday 26 August 2016

Syre Church and back again

This little church sits virtually in the middle of nowhere. Sorry about the map. It isn't very clear (a bit out of focus) but if you click on it it should enlarge which may be helpful! Inside the church is very peaceful. Outside the scenery is lovely. It was a calm day and the drive there and back stunning. Over my favourite bridge at Kylesku. Please excuse the squashed insects on the car windscreen...I think it needs a wash.
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