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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

North-west Passage

The attentive among you will recall that a couple of weeks ago I spent a week youth-hostelling (no ageist jokes please) in the far North-West (aka North-Wet) of Scotland. Here are a few pictures for you.








Restless Natives












A very long way from England







Spectacular mountains such as Stac Pollaidh.......








look different as you move around them....









...or climb on top of them.




A geology park invites you to span half a billion years with your hands (the fact that the black rock is the older one - in fact one of the world's oldest rocks - confused the heck out of geologists for years).







A landscape of mountains and lochs.....










of unsung war heroes....







spectacular beaches (Sandwood Bay with the Am Buachaille sea stack).....








and narrow ridges (Foinaven, with Arkle to the right).....







leading to delightful summits.






But with traffic like this on the main North coast road.....





and road signs so busy giving advance warning that they omit mention of more proximate hazards.....








even the locals find the place exhausting.

2 Comments:

At 02 October, 2007 16:39, Blogger JoeinVegas said...

It looks just like it does in the movies. Marvelous.

 
At 02 October, 2007 18:13, Anonymous Chip said...

Wow... just wow.

So much I have yet to see....

 

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