Just back from my annual trip home to Edinburgh to visit friends & family. The weather was sadly pretty dismal but the company more than made up for it.
My Dad is in training to walk The West Highland Way, something I am very proud of and feels deserves a shout out on my blog! “The 95 mile (154 km) trail starts just north of Glasgow, and takes you through some of the most dramatic landscapes in the western Highlands. A variety of forestry trails and historic drove roads take you north, passing by Loch Lomond, Ben Dorain, Rannoch Moor and Glencoe. The West Highland Way ends in Fort William, in the shadow of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland”. He plans on completing this route in 6 days beginning on May 15th. I didn’t want my visit to muck up his walking schedule so I went with him on a couple of hikes. Check out the scenery – this is Scotland, it’s gorgeous (even in the rain) and you really should go!
The following images are from Loch Tummel; the area is called Queens View in honor of Queen Victoria (she loved the spectacular scenery here). It is also claimed that the view was originally named after Queen Isabel, wife of Robert the Bruce. It is breathtaking.
Now back to work!