Scotland 4

Well, what a difference a day makes. After awful yesterday we woke to this today.

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and yes, that is blue sky.

I went out for a walk today along Loch Etive. This requires a drive down Glen Etive first but it is a lovely drive with great scenery and wild life.

I parked at the bottom of the glen and this was the view down the loch.

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The first part of the walk was dreadful, very wet and no path so very hard going. Once I found a track it was much better. During the walk I saw lots of birds, three eagles, quite a lot of deer and a bear. The scenery was lovely through broad leaved woodland where all the rocks were covered in thick moss. Like this.

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When I finished my walk and was driving back up the glen I came across a group of deer on the road and stopped to look at them. These deer are fed during the winter and I was able to walk right up to them and even scratched one of them on the nose. Quite a thrill really.

When I got back to the cottage I was disturbed to learn that one of our group, Pete, had suffered from a locked knee up on the mountain today and had to be winched off by rescue helicopter. Honestly, the length some people will go to for a free ride in a chopper! Anyway following his rescue Pete’s fine but we will NEVER hear the end of it.

So a good day. Oh and I lied about the bear.

10 March 2014

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