BA787
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A Tribute To Scotland

Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:47 pm

As some of you know, I recently spent the week in the Scottish Highlands camping and hiking. It was a school trip organised by a rather eccentric Glaswiegen Teacher and it involves seeing no civilisation for a week. It was a fantastic week and although Scotish weather provailed as usual, we muddled on. We were walking in the area quite close to Fort William called Glen Affrick, although we didn't actually walk in the Glen, more in the surrounding areas and other valleys. We set off from a tiny village called Morbick, about an hours drive from Fort William.

I won't bore you with all the details of the trip but it was a fantastic week and I justb though I would share some of the fantastic pictures we took of a place that not many people get to see. Enjoy.

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A view from our second campsite of our main water supply

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Another mountainous view from the camp. It rained for the majority of the week, but the rain made the whole area look incredibly lush and healthy.

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A view of some of the camp. There were about twenty students and six teachers. The orange bags are survival bags which we put our rucksacks in to keep them dry.

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A view of the river where we washed and bathed during the little bit of sunshine we had. As you can imagine, we came back smelling pretty nasty.

On our second day we climbed the Munroe which is at one end of Glen Affrick. The view is of Glen Affrick, and the only civilisation that we saw for the week, Glen Affrick Youth Hostel. You may have to squint to see it

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A view across Glen Affrick to the litttle bit of sunshine. Pity we didn't get it up the Munroe. These pictures may not interest you, but I think the whole area is beautiful.

The final two pictures are from virtually the top of the Munro, the first one is of Glen Affrick, the second of the Glen we came up from Morbick.






Thanks BA787

P.S. This is probably my last post for a while, although I may look on this afternoon. Off to the Jura region of France. Watch out for my Trip Report on easyjet

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RE: A Tribute To Scotland

Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:05 pm

Yorkshire fool, what are you bigging up Scotland for? Gkirk will have a field day.

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RE: A Tribute To Scotland

Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:16 pm

Quoting BA787 (Thread starter):
it involves seeing no civilisation for a week.

Sounds like ops normal for Scotland  Smile
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RE: A Tribute To Scotland

Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:22 pm

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 1):

I am a Yorkshire man, but being part Scot too, I'm kinda in the middle of it.

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RE: A Tribute To Scotland

Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:30 pm

Quoting BA787 (Reply 3):
I am a Yorkshire man, but being part Scot too, I'm kinda in the middle of it.

Poor chap. Sad
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RE: A Tribute To Scotland

Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:39 pm

Quoting BA787 (Thread starter):
A view from our second campsite of our main water supply

It's always good to have a 'second' campsite ...

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r189/StrasserB/Misc2/s5000784ft5b.jpg

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RE: A Tribute To Scotland

Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:44 pm

Quoting StrasserB (Reply 5):

 rotfl  I wish.

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RE: A Tribute To Scotland

Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:54 pm





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RE: A Tribute To Scotland

Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:45 am

Been there. Loved that.

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RE: A Tribute To Scotland

Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:10 am

Scotland, the best small country in the world!
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RE: A Tribute To Scotland

Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:13 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 9):
Scotland, the best small country in the world!

Indeed, Scotland is the only country in the world where suicide bombers are taken into custody for their own protection!  Silly
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RE: A Tribute To Scotland

Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:17 am

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 7):

I live about a 1 hour drive from where this photograph was taken, i think. (The Ailsa Craig?!) I have family in Girvan, which isn't far from there at all.


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RE: A Tribute To Scotland

Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:19 am

Quoting Tom12 (Reply 11):
I live about a 1 hour drive from where this photograph was taken, i think. (The Ailsa Craig?!) I have family in Girvan, which isn't far from there at all.

That is indeed the Ailsa Craig, and since I live about 5 mins away from you I suppose It's about an hour from me as well.
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RE: A Tribute To Scotland

Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:21 am

Quoting Tom12 (Reply 11):
I have family in Girvan

Sorry to hear that  Sad
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RE: A Tribute To Scotland

Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:51 am

Quoting BA787 (Thread starter):
I won't bore you with all the details of the trip but it was a fantastic week and I justb though I would share some of the fantastic pictures we took of a place that not many people get to see. Enjoy.

Thanks for sharing your pics - it's already two years ago I was the last time hiking in Scotland so I've to plan a trip soon.

Quoting BA787 (Thread starter):
A view across Glen Affrick to the litttle bit of sunshine. Pity we didn't get it up the Munroe. These pictures may not interest you, but I think the whole area is beautiful.

Nice, I remember Glen Affrrick as one of the muddiest places to hike, nonetheless very beautiful as the whole Kintail Glen Affrick region.

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RE: A Tribute To Scotland

Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:53 am

Quoting Pelican (Reply 14):
so I've to plan a trip soon.

Sorry, yer banned!  Wink
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