A Rest at the Whangie

Two years since Mrs J and I got married, we decided to have a weekend away sans Sam and headed to Loch Lomond.

We stayed in a beautifully refurbished hut called the Shepherds Rest near Balmaha and managed a wander in the cold sunshine to the Whangie, a stunning rock formation near Drymen.

It looks a bit like the pinnacles of rock are slowly being pulled away from the rest of the hill, creating almost natural battlement features. Or maybe looks like a hilly porcupine.

But the walk up gave us gorgeous views of the snowy Arrochar Alps and the path through the rocky formations made us feel we were in a far more wild and remote place than we were.

Shall I have Summit to Eat?

Cairngorm summit, early yesterday. I’d have stopped for lunch if it wasn’t for the following reasons:

The wind was gusting at about 50mph.

The temperature/windchill was around -5C.

The views were non existent.

It was only 10am…


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