We had three nights at Kinlochewe and this diary extract from our first day there gives some sense of our mounting frustration with the weather.
This set of images takes us from Sheil Bridge to Kinlochewe. We briefly touched Skye on this journey crossing on the Kylerhea ferry. Again we had some appalling weather but it cleared for an hour at the very end of the day and Beinn Eighe slowly showed itself.
The next series of posts will all be about time we spent in Scotland during may of last year (2011) We had chosen to visit the high North West in May for a number of reasons.It’s generally reckoned to be midgeless, quiet, good for birds and wildlife and the most favourable time for weather that gives a clarity of light with fine visibility. On all those counts it never delivered. Birds were few and far between, in two weeks we didn’t see a single deer let alone anything else in the mammal line, the midges showed up earlier than usual and visibility was, on the whole, very poor! The Met Office weather summary for the time we were up in Scotland says it all.
I spent last weekend working the area around Dinas, the RSPB reserve up in this part of the world. I parked up at Llyn Brianne and was out really early the following morning and caught some great light and mists that shrouded the landscape of this still wild area.
A couple of weeks ago I went on a circular walk with a couple of friends around Trefil in the South Wales Valleys. It’s a walk that takes in so much variety and history in such a short distance, as well as providing some stunning panoramas over the Brecon Beacons.