Thursday, 10 November 2011


With a forecast of more sun and blue skies in the west today I tok the bike and myself onto the train over to Glenfinnan. I hadn't been on the two Munros of Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan for a while and a bike saves a lot of road walking up Glen Finnan. Unfortunately the River Finnan is getting damned and an hydro electric scheme is under way, at the moment it is a big building site! The bridge over the Tollaidh river as been removed too but with no rain for a while the crossing was not a problem. Thankfully 300m up the ridge the noise and clutter down below was soon out of earshot and some lovely ridge walking, peace and quiet and nice views for the rest of the day. There was a stiff SE wind and a couple of light, brief showers through the day but the tops were clear. Not very good light for photographs today. On the way back along the bulldozed track I had a chat with the estate manager. Apparently the power will be switched on in 3 weeks and the ugly track is to be restored back to it's former narrower track. A lovely sunset at Glenfinnan monument waiting for the train back to FW and a beautiful full moon tonight. Mild again today, hopefully these frustrating warm SE winds will  end soon and something colder to come.

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