15th January 2019
Rained heavily. And persistently. And was windy. From Minute One onwards.
Minute One, definition: the very start of the work day. In this case, the moment immediately after you’ve summoned up enough moral fibre to actually open the car door and step out of the vehicle to face the maelstrom.
The mission today was to get to Creag Pitridh, which in normal circumstances is a delightful hill and Munro immediately south of Loch Laggan opposite the Creag Meagaidh NNR.
The weather ensured that the mission became more of an ambition than a destination.
Made it to 720m. Moral fibre fully spent. Underpants fully soaked (from the outside in, I might add).
A challenging day for photography but the camera did come out briefly twice but only when retreating (in full disarray) from the hill.
(Above) A somewhat smeary photo of Sron a Ghoire for the other side of Loch Laggan. Yes, it’s the one in the mist up there. I could have swum back to Aberarder from here. Full clothed. Quite possibly a drier alternative than legging it several kilometres back to the car at Moy?
There’s snow in the forecast for tomorrow. 15cms. Most of it falling during the day. We’ll see. Can’t remember the last time I had some proper snow to look at. Time to get my winter head on again!
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