Saturday, 4 October 2014

A Scottish Adventure: Part Two

by Barry Van-Asten
Cycling the Great Glen Way

Day 1

The Caledonian Canal
Day 2
Camp at Loch Lochy where we stayed at the end of day one
view from the Fairy Glen
 The Teddy Bear Tree
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger
The descent towards Laggan Lock
The view from Laggan Lock towards Loch Lochy
Laggan Lock
The Eagle and a good place for lunch!
The island on Loch Oich
Loch Oich
Disused railway bridge at Loch Oich
Cullochy Lock
Fort Augustus where we camped for the night

Day 3
The first glimpse of Loch Ness from the high route
Logs and Loch Ness in the distance
on the descent towards Invermoriston
'Telford's' Old Bridge at Invermoriston
The River is popular with canoeists!
Day 4
My companion feeling unwell, we stayed at a caravan
for the night at Altsigh
The view from the caravan into the woods
view looking towards Loch Ness
The John Cobb Memorial, North side of the Loch.
Cobb (1899-1952) was a racing driver who died
on the water of Loch Ness in an attempt to gain
the world water speed record
Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness
A welcome cup of tea at The Fiddlers at Drumnadrochit
A lunch stop
Viewpoint at Loch Ness
A lovely view of the Loch
A false summit!
the 'real' high point was much further on!
The Highest Point of the Great Glen Way
in the Abriachan Forest!
Just four miles to go!
We continued in the dark to Inverness and arrived at Bught Park Campsite at 9.45 pm and pitched our tent before riding into the city for a late dinner, what else but Haggis, neeps and tatties!
Camp at Bught Park, Inverness
The next morning at the official end of
The Great Glen Way, Inverness Castle



A Scottish Adventure: Part One

by Barry Van-Asten

Camping at Oban
Oban and the view from the tent
View to Oban Harbour
Ferry to the Isle of Mull
Tobermory on Mull
Tobermory Distillery
The Distillery
Ferry to Oban
Isle of Mull Ferry
St Columba Cathedral, Oban
St John's Cathedral, Oban
St John's
St John's
McCaig's Tower, Oban
Oban from the Tower
View of Oban from Tower
Tower entrance from within
Tower entrance
Back down towards Oban
Oban Distillery
Easdale, walking towards the old pier
The old landing pier at Easdale
View to the village of Easdale
 we pitched our tent in the shadow of the great hill
and to the delight of the local midges!
Seafari Adventures Easdale
We spotted a white-tailed Eagle
 And dolphins
It was a beautiful morning
The Corryvreckan Whirlpool
At Glen Nevis
Glen Nevis Cemetery
A tranquil place
to contemplate the climb ahead!
Path to Ben Nevis
Looking down to Glen Nevis
It was perfect weather for climbing!
Coast Guard Air Rescue
someone was in trouble on the mountain
Red Burn
(and helicopter rescue)
The Way Down
Glen Nevis bathed in sunlight
On the 'Youth Hostel' route down
A restful moment before camp!