Saturday, 7 February 2015

Day Trip to Glencoe

It's been a while since I visited the Glencoe area and this time of year is probably about the best time to go.

Arrived around 10:00 and the first sight was the mist in the valley as the snow covered peak of Ben Dorain rose above me from the road.

The small lay-by soon filled up as drivers stopped and grabbed a photo of the impressive view.

Then on to Inveroran via Bridge of Orchy and temperature of about -3.5 degrees.

A few shots at Inveroran and then a frozen Loch Tulla.

Next stop was the Black Rock Cottage before carrying on to the Kings House hotel where the deer are fairly tame and can be fed by hand.

Then on down Glen Etive with regular stops for photos before arriving at Loch Etive with the light starting to drop.

On the return journey up the Glen I managed a few images of young stags - albeit the light was now fading fast.

Another few stops to look back at the fiery setting sun and get a few final images.

Although the light was virtually gone it was impressive to view these stunning hills and mountains, and grateful that we have such raw beauty on our doorstep here in Scotland. We are truly blessed.

A slow drive home with traffic but a good day out and very content on arriving back at about 20:00.

Snowy Peak of Ben Dorain near Tyndrum

Campers at the River Orchy

River Orchy

Highland Cottage

Crunchy Snow

Loch Tulla

 Black Rock Cottage

 Young Deer

 Waterfall at Glen Etive

Loch Etive

Loch Etive

Wary Stag

 Young Stag

 Proud Stag

 Inquisitive Stag

 Setting Sun Illuminates Glen Etive

Burning Sunset Down Glen Etive

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