Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Scotland 2015. Day 5 Glen Shiel

Woke to another wet and windy morning after a night of rain.  The forecast predicted this, though, so no surprises.  We opted to have a lazy morning in the van catching up with a few jobs which was very pleasant.  After lunch the wind and rain had eased so we set out for a walk up Gleann Lichd by the River Croe.  This is a fantastic river: crystal clear water with dark and deep slowly moving sections interspersed with white water and a spectacular gorge.  Mountains reared up on either side: Beinn Fhada to the north and the Five Sisters Ridge to the south.  We had several good bird sightings: meadow pip[its, wheatears, common sandpiper, dippers, heron and a female gooseander.  The siskins on the campsite feeders are pleasing to see as well.  Unfortunately when we decided to turn back for the return walk the rain returned with a vengeance and just after getting back with heavens opened with a deluge of biblical proportions for a short while.  We were soon in and dry again, however, and looking forward to a pasta meal and an early night ready for the Pickwell borther's assault on the South Glen Shiel Ridge tomorrow; 7 Munros to add to the total.  The weather forecast is looking good so, fingers crossed.

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