Day 235: Tayvallach to Ardfern – Cups & Rings

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Argyllshire - South, Scotland

Duntrune Castle from Ardnoe Point, Argyll, Scotland.

Crinan Canal Sea lock I, Crinan, Argyll, Scotland.

Duntrune Castle from Crinan, Argyll, Scotland.

Crinan Canal Sea lock II, Crinan, Argyll, Scotland.

Moine Mhor (The Great Moss), Argyll, Scotland.

Duntrune Castle in rain, Argyll, Scotland.

Ruadh Sgeir Lighthouse with Jura, Argyll, Scotland.

Ardnoe Point and coastline toward Tayvallich, Argyll, Scotland.

Crinan Harbour in rain, Argyll, Scotland.

Loch Crinan from Benan Ardifuir, Argyll, Scotland.

Creag a Bhanan with Ardfern beyond, Argyll, Scotland.

Fish Farm, Loch Craignish, Argyll, Scotland.

4,000-year-old Ormaig Cup and Ring marks on the west slope of Creag Mhor overlooking Loch Craignish, Argyll, Scotland.

Cluster of cups with single rings on Ormaig East Rock, Argyll, Scotland.

The largest rosette on Ormaig East Rock, Argyll, Scotland.

Date of walk: 16/08/18

Contemplating which route to take through the wild landscape between Crinan & Ardfern. The only paths through here are made by deer.

Standing by the 4,000-year-old Ormaig rock carvings

Diametric typography.

Camp by a croft, Kirkton, Argyll, Scotland.

 

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6 thoughts on “Day 235: Tayvallach to Ardfern – Cups & Rings”

  1. How do the ruined croft houses, etc. make you feel? I ask because when I’ve asked Highlanders and Islanders I’ve been told, It’s progress, and they seem to see nothing significantly negative about it.

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    • It seems like a tragic loss to me. As an outsider, I may be romanticising how tough life was like in the crofts but there’s no doubt the Clearances marked the end of a way of life even if it coincided with wider economic, environmental and social changes. They always make me think of the sound of children playing and laughter by the hearth. I can’t begin to imagine how it would feel if you had worked a croft like this all your life which would create such an intimate connection with a particular patch of land and are then forced to leave.

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  2. Winifred Wilson says:

    So atmospheric, makes me want to go back to Argyll immediately, despite the torrential rain. Had to smile, you’ve got so used to talking about lochs, you’ve forgotten about locks!

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