i know this post should really be named “tons of pictures of pretty things or me standing in front of pretty things,” but the lyrics from the classic “loch lomond” sound more poetic. sorry, i just couldn’t narrow down the photos any further. deal with it.
those scottish highlands – yowza they are pretty. beez and i spent two nights and a day and half walking through the ruddy green and delicious purple. it was unlike any landscape i have seen and i fell in love. it was a grand adventure: complete remoteness, raw organic beauty, overcast skies and heavy packs, wonder and space, a trillion tiny little bugs, and a lovely feast for the eyes at every turn.
we got to the trailhead after midnight and hiked under the stars for an hour, which i loved. when we woke up in the morning, it was such a treat to see where we were.
this is where we slept our first night: bob scott’s bothy. bothies are mountain huts built and maintained by a non-profit that wants as many people as possible to enjoy the highlands. it was such a fun(ny) sleeping experience, with four very scottish and very tipsy bunkmates!
the inside of the bothy. it was so cozy!
we got our drinking water right out of these crystal clear streams.
graham’s dog ben came along! he was so good.
bothy #2 – second night accommodations.
graham stayed back and i hiked up to this amazing lake and it was just me and mother earth.
that feeling of splendid relief and contentment after a physical journey is one of the best, don’t you think? driving back into the world we came from, i felt so present and inside my body and filled up with beautiful vistas and a new place etched into my life story.