Thursday, 12 October 2017

Scotland, September 2017; Days 5 and 6

Having recovered from our exertions of the previous two days, we decided on a drive down Glen Torridon past the towering giants of Beinn Eighe, Liathach and Beinn Alligan to Diabaig, beyond Torridon.  In this superbly remote location we enjoyed a lunch of seafood chowder at the Gille Brighde (oystercatcher) restaurant and wandered on the shore photographing the local wreck.  Out on the loch were divers, but too far away to identify the species.

From here it was back to Torridon village and further on to Shieldaig looking, unsuccessfully, for otters.  Once on the Applecross Peninsular, though, the bonus was to photograph the honeypot shot of the most pictured red tin roof in Scotland.  We had passed this cottage some years before and I had neglected to capture any images.  Normally I avoid honey-pot locations and seek out my own landscapes, but I couldn't resist this one, especially as there was a rainbow in the background.

The next day it was time for Heather and myself to head home in time to get ready for the Open Studios weekend.  We left in pouring rain, but it was galling that the further south we travelled the better the weather became.  Ah well such is life; Scotland is amazing whatever the weather.

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