What a Difference a Day Makes…….

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Yesterday it was rather miserable….   rain and mist and a big drop in temperature.  This morning, the sun woke us up and all seems bright and nearly summer like.  Touches of autumnal colours are now a little more pronounced, but I do think that yesterday’s rain has given a new lease on life to many of the trees and leaves.

It was though a surprise, to find that on such a great bonus September day, that so few people were out taking advantage of the weather…..  quieter than I have known it.  It was an extra bonus, being very selfish,   added to the peace and tranquillity of the morning.   🙂

DOI_5056_00008qqq Even on such a perfect day it is still important to…. 

Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

24th September

(C) David Oakes 2020

From Sea to Peak

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From sea level on Upper Loch Torridon, and its village of the same name, to the 4000ft summits of the Torridon Range and the slopes of Liathach.

It is wild and magical location.  Often a wonderful place to see Golden Eagles soaring above the peaks. Sadly, not showing on the day we last visited.  Also, a memorable place for me. It was my first introduction, at 17, to climbing in “real” Mountains…rather overwhelming.  Thankfully, I had two experienced friends to provide support and advice.  4 days later the three of us were on the Cuillin Ridge on Skye, another extremely dramatic first.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

24th September

(C) David Oakes 2020