A brief picture review of my trip to Scotland 27-4...4-5-2011
It was a gloriously sunny week, only light drizzle for a couple of hours one afternoon.
Photos cannot show how extremely windy it was, several tents were blown away in the pass, I found one blown over 5Km down the valley from the next camping spot.
The nights where the clearest I can ever remember.
Just arrived at the Mennock pass!
The Mennock 'river' - runs beside the road for the length of the valley.
I decided to camp a couple of Km up a tributary of the Mennock river - the Glenclach Burn, could have been the 'middle of nowhere'.
A lonely tree - the only tree I could see from where I camped.
View from camp down towards the Mennock river.
View upstream from camp.
I broke camp after a few days - only a few misplaced stones will show I was ever there after the grass recovers.
Beautiful lil' river but I needed to be a mountain goat to get to and from camp carrying a 30Kg backpack.
The way down to the Mennock river from my first camp site - mountain goats R us!
I did not want to leave!
My new campsite - near the Mennock river - a popular spot, relatively level but howlingly windy!
View downriver, other campers were at the flat spot in the far distance - until all their tents blew away one night!
Tried to get a bit artistic at sundown on the Mennock river!
View down into the Glenclach burn gulley.
Recent rockfall in the Glenclach gulley.
Another lonely tree, but a beautiful spot.
There has been mining here for a long time!
Another view up the Glenclach burn gulley.
Nelson, 20 years living in a campervan travelling the country prospecting for gold, camped nearby for a few days.
View from on top of Middle Moor into the Mennock pass.
View West from the top of Middle Moor.
Ancient sheep pens, farm - "sheepfold" - from near top of Middle Moor.
Starry nights - Ursa Major, they are all stars not camera noise. Taken with my lil' Cannon compact - unbelievable!
And to top it all, I did find a few tiny little bits of natural Scottish gold!