Buachaille Etive Mor and Buachaille Etive Beag

Today was a wonderful day - after a frosty start the sun shone until it dropped below the horizon. We have daughter two staying for a few days and as she wanted to revisit Glencoe we scraped the frost off the car and set off mid-morning in a north-easterly direction. We realised to our own amazement that we’d never visited Kilchurn Castle, so we walked down to the beautiful ruin at the head of Loch Awe. We were the only people there, though we met an incoming party of Spanish tourists as we left. Back at the car park we were buttonholed by a lone Swiss campervan lady, who was obviously desperate for someone to chat to!

Carrying on, we turned into Glen Orchy and enjoyed the waterfalls in the sunshine, tho’ the water was low. Approaching Glencoe we stopped for a picnic before pushing on into the Glen, where the mountains were snow-capped and the tourists comparatively few.  Although I took a lot of photographs, just for fun I decided on this one of the Buachaille Etive Mor trying to hide behind a similarly shaped rock! For those of you not familiar with Gaelic place names, Mor means large and Beag means small! Just my idea of a joke!

Stopping at the Glencoe Visitor Centre for a coffee, we set off back home via Ballachulish, driving into the low sun all the way back to Oban. A great day!

I forgot to say that we saw five waxwings in Glen Orchy - first time I've ever seen them!

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