Towards the North


As Ursula had a week of vacation ahead we decided to go further up the coast and see some new things…

Starting from a still sunny Oban with clear calm waters

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I discovered this lovely poppy along the road

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As I was expected to get Ursula from Iona I had to take the ferry to Mull first leaving me ample time in Oban harbour to admire the working ships

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very sturdy to sustain the tear and wear in the Northern Atlantic

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with dangerous looking tools to scrape the sea-bed

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in more detail now…

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As the weather was about to change the air was full of moisture already…

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The brightly coloured tower in the grey mist

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Then, after collecting Ursula we went further up the coast towards Ullapool and after a rainy and windy night (where we saw an otter!) we drove back down to Gairloch. On the way is the stunning Corrieshalloch Gorge where you have amazing (but scary) views from the suspension bridge down

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The upper waterfall is as impressive… The interesting thing about the gorge is that it was not created by the river (too small), but sub-glacial melt-water which eroded the rock

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the rock as such very often is limestone (soft…) and create beautiful patterns with the lichen and algae

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Further down the craggy coastline

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With amazing views over the bay

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an invitation to take a swim

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Here were quite many seals and some dolphins playing around

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keeping watch…

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and another view over the bay

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and an inland lake

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more detail, close-up

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The weather was really getting unsettled and the clouds got very amazing

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Let’s enjoy the last rays of sun with a nice glass…

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Kategorien:Scotland, Torridon

2 Kommentare

  1. Gorgeous photos, made my day! Does look cold though…

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