Weekly Photo Challenge – Mountains

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Quiraing on Isle of Skye

 

Glen Coe Scotland

 

Cairngorms on West Highland Way

These pictures were all taken on the same trip, our honeymoon in March 2009 ( we just had to discuss this to get the date right!). From the cottage nestled under the Quiraing we drove up and over its windy single track road breathless with the freedom and peace of it all. Glen Coe is dark and brooding with the atmosphere of its tragic and bloody history and then in a heartbeat it can change to a place of dappled sunlight and sparkling streams. We stayed at the Clachaig Inn nestled between the mountains at the bottom of the valley. It is a place for serious climbers to tell long tales of their Munro bagging, great food and real ale. Dogs are welcome and sit by the open log fires with their owners before an early night and a hearty breakfast. The third picture was taken driving up the West Highland way on a day of sparkling sunshine and blue skies where the snow on the Cairngorms was reflected in the water and we had to stop to breathe in the beauty.

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