When I celebrated my birthday just a little over a week ago, I told Chris that I wanted a day out for my present. It had been a while since we had taken the road north, up to my favourite spot - Castle Ardvreck on Loch Assynt. This place has been so special to me since the first time I saw it - there is something so spiritual about the place. It saddens me that I am no longer able to clamber over the little rises and falls across the little spit of land to the place where the castle stands. I love the loch itself, with its little islands of weathered trees. I love the hills that surround the loch - barren and almost otherworldly. It is just an incredible place. So, I don't think this post really needs too many words. It is all about the images. I took these photos with my camera, so not nearly as beautiful as Chris' photos might be. These places really have to be seen in person to truly appreciate them.
|I love this view of Cul Beag, Stac Pollaidh and Cul More. The landscape|
is so desolate, but there is a magic there I can't begin to describe.
|A snow-covered Canisp|
|Some of the tree islands of Loch Assynt.|
|This boat was sitting in Loch Kanaird which|
comes inland from Ardmair Bay. I loved the boat
against the backdrop of the snow-capped hills.