Friday, 2 September 2016

More about Scotland

By the 28th of July we have arrived at Ben Nevis, at 1346 m the highest mountain of the British Isles, situated in the Scottish Highlands.  On the day of arrival we walk around and above our campsite, enjoying the beautiful views.  The weather is more than pleasant the next day, so the group, except for Ankie who is to meet someone, will go for a hike.  Henny and Evelien do a long hike, Dieuwer and I take a bit more relaxed attitude and go for about an hour, as I don't have hiking boots and am getting painful feet in my less than suitable footwear. (As it is I find out later that I managed to wrench loose two toe nails!)  Uneven rocks and loose scree make the going quite tough, even though the 'pony path' is very popular with hikers.  It's very busy on the path as many people are attempting the shorter hikes or are returning from the 4 hour hike to the top. We get up high enough to again enjoy the views and are happy to return after a goo hour or more, because the day is heating up quickly.

Ben Nevis

 Glen Nevis walk

 Ben Nevis hike

Dieuwer taking pictures

Evelien on the way down

The next day it's on to our next overnight stay at Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye. The drive leads us along Loch Cluanie and Donan Castle near Kyle of Lochalsh.  The castle we visit late in the day. 

Statue: United we Conquer (near Spean Bridge)

Donan Castle


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