Tuesday, 20 September 2016


The cliffs of Coire an Lochain

Fiacaill Ridge

Cairn Gorm

Plenty of ptarmigan today

Coire an t-sneachda, no sun now till Spring

Fiacaill Ridge from the cliffs of Lochain

No camouflage here
It's been almost a whole week that the Cairngorm mountains have been bathed in sunshine. It was definitely a fair bit chillier in the morning today but once in the sunshine it was absolutely glorious. Autumn is a fine time to get out on the hills, now much quieter. The light and colours are stunning and with this fine spell of sunshine it is an absolute joy. I hope the Australian group I took out in The Alps a couple of weeks ago are now following my blog. They scoffed at The Scottish weather (even though they have never been to Scotland) and claimed it always rains. Well guys, take a look at this period and many other periods of wonderful conditions we get here :) . It's also a great time for wildlife watching. The ptarmigan are really vocal and lots of them about at lower altitudes now. I can never tire of photographing these guys. Once again it was the east Highlands that fared better today, a bank of cloud in the South West whilst we just bathed in sunshine for many hours. The Cairngorms the place to be just now. Looking good up to the weekend. Get out there!

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