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A Stroll Around Loch Affric (Image Heavy - Sorry!)

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  • A Stroll Around Loch Affric (Image Heavy - Sorry!)

    I had Saturday free and fancied stretching my legs so set off around Loch Affric with a borrowed camera (that's a whole 'other' story) for the 5 hour 18km stroll.
    1. Initially on the north side of the glen there is a good track to the lodge:


    2. It soon deteriorated (yes this is the path not a river!):


    3. the source of all that water:


    4. The weather ahead looked a little bit ropey:


    5. I made it to the end and this is the view as you swing round towards the south side of the glen:


    6. This is Athnamulloch Bothy soon to be renovated as a base for an ambitious Trees for Life replanting project:


    7. A view north of the end of the loch (not many on the beach?):


    8. Another view across the loch to the north:


    9. The last few kilometres are generally through pine trees on a well surfaced track and can be a little disappointing, but I was chuffed to get a shot of a Crossbill, only my 2nd ever sighting and 1st with a camera at hand:

    (Heavily cropped)

    10. And finally one from the car park looking back to where I had come from:

    Thanks for looking
    Iain

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  • #2
    Re: A Stroll Around Loch Affric (Image Heavy - Sorry!)

    Lovely shots of a fantastic area Iain, thanks for posting and well done fella.
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    • #3
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      those wild mountain-scapes are stunning

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      • #4
        Re: A Stroll Around Loch Affric (Image Heavy - Sorry!)

        Beautiful as always Iain. Impossible to pick a favourite.

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        • #5
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          Great set Iain

          No4 with its ropey weather is my favourite.
          OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

          I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

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          • #6
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            Another enjoyable trip down memory lane for me, thank you.
            John

            "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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            • #7
              Re: A Stroll Around Loch Affric (Image Heavy - Sorry!)

              That's a lovely set Iain. I think the shot of the old croft is my favourite. Must "do" the highlands sometime soon.
              Paul
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              • #8
                Re: A Stroll Around Loch Affric (Image Heavy - Sorry!)

                Lovely set Iain. That threatening sky really shows the majesty of the mountains.

                No need for apology for the number of images either!

                John

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                • #9
                  Re: A Stroll Around Loch Affric (Image Heavy - Sorry!)

                  Great set as always Iain. Lovely shot of the crossbill.
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                  • #10
                    Re: A Stroll Around Loch Affric (Image Heavy - Sorry!)

                    This is a lovely set. It's rather hard to pick a favourite.

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                    • #11
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                      One of my favourite places Iain
                      Especially like the views to Keeper's Cottage.
                      Imagine waking up to this every morning? - Bliss
                      May well have a trip to here or Cannich on Sunday.
                      We are booked in to Loch Ness Shores near Falls of Foyers this weekend

                      Mike
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                      • #12
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                        No. 2 is my fave, the path being a stream bed
                        Rosemary (EvaWood)
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                        • #13
                          Re: A Stroll Around Loch Affric (Image Heavy - Sorry!)

                          Love the crossbill. I was last there in 1970, and I seem to remember more trees then. But a lovely glen, and it looks as quiet as it ever did. You're making me want to go back there!

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