Friday, July 9, 2010

Walking into Coir a' Ghrunnda Skye Cuillin

Walking into Coir a' Ghrunnda, Skye Cuillin.

There is nothing that gives me a bigger thrill in the mountains of Scotland than walking into the magnificent Coir a' Ghrunnda in the Skye Cuillin. As we walked through the mist this week, the familiar feelings of uncertainty pervade the mind. This mystical place has to be visited on a misty day to appreciate our own insignificance.

The Lochan allows one to have a firm point of reference for navigation but it's not the first time I've almost stepped in the Lochan without knowing it is there! Eerie and silent, it truly is different to any other walking in Scotland or the UK.

In spite of the harsh conditions and solid rock, there are a number of wild flowers growing through, my personal favourite being roseroot.

Ascending Coir a' Ghrunnda, Isle of Skye.

Loch Coir a' Ghrunnda, Skye Cuillin.

Roseroot growing in the Skye Cuillin.

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