Day 247: Fort William to Camusnagaul – Mist & Symmetry

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Inverness-shire - South, Scotland

Mist above Loch Eil, Highland, Scotland.

Wet dryer, Corpach, Highland, Scotland.

Loch Eil Mist I, Highland, Scotland.

Loch Eil Mist II, Highland, Scotland.

Loch Eil Mist III, Highland, Scotland.

Loch Eil Mist IV, Highland, Scotland.

Golden symmetry I, Loch Eil, Highland, Scotland.

Rain on Loch Eil, Highland, Scotland.

Golden symmetry II, Loch Eil, Highland, Scotland.

Golden symmetry III, Loch Eil, Highland, Scotland.

Golden symmetry IV, Loch Eil, Highland, Scotland.

Fraoch-Bheinn beyond Loch Eil, Highland, Scotland.

Golden symmetry V, Loch Eil, Highland, Scotland.

Camusnagaul to Fort William Ferry, Highland, Scotland.

Dusk over Ben Nevis from Camusnagaul, Highland, Scotland.

Date of walk 13/11/18

I never realised unsuccessful West Highland Way walkers took it so hard.

Fort William on the Great Glen fault from the exhibition at the Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre.

I’m glad I didn’t need to call for a taxi.

A shower-cap on the camera body is quick to take on and off on very changeable weather days like today where putting the camera away would mean missing the rapidly changing light.

Yes please.

 

With this leg completed it’s time to update the progress map and head back south.

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20 thoughts on “Day 247: Fort William to Camusnagaul – Mist & Symmetry”

  1. More excellent photos. Such wonderful conditions – well for photography, anyway, if not walking! I love your taxi comment. I had a few conversations like that with Welsh bus drivers, when I’d try to pronounce the name of the place I wanted to go to and would usually make a right mess of it.

    • I also expect to make a mess of Welsh and Scottish Gaelic names but I’m often surprised just how not even a fragment of my pronunciation is correct. I seem to end up reverting to apologetic foreigner mode that’s normally reserved for trips overseas!

  2. Some stunners here. The landscape is a gift, isn’t it. I’m glad to see you’re not walking back along the A82 – that was hairy! I absolutely love this area and your pics are making me a little bit homesick/jealous. Keep up the good work and stay dry.

    • The roads around Loch Eil were not much better to be honest, the traffic was even faster with a lot more trucks but at least there were occasional verges this time. I was actually standing on the train line to get the misty shots as it was the only place without trees in the way!

  3. Sylvia says:

    I just love the Scottish Highlands in autumn when the sun comes out between dark rain clouds!
    A great area your heading to! And so inspiring pictures you capture! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Stunning shots – absolutely beautiful, even allowing for good light and subject matter. And a particularly fine photograph of the washing-whirly-thingy…

    • Thank you so much. I’m sure it doesn’t come across but it rained nearly the whole day with a couple of golden interludes where I was snapping away as if my life depended on it. The drier seems very optimistic when it’s covered in water drops like this!

  5. Quintin, fantastic pictures but since you’re talking about updating the progress map, could you explain which tools you use for that as well as for the Google map? Are you recording your progress on your gps and exporting it afterwards? I’ve searched for that info on the site but couldn’t find anything… Thanks!

    • I track in the field the via a Garmin Inreach running Earthmate on IOS.
      I’ve found all automated methods of creating the map error prone with random and inaccurate plots or provide no way of correcting a map if I forget to switch the device on, which happens occasionally, so I plot them manually afterwards while referring to the Earthmate plot via the following steps:
      1. Plot the routes in http://www.outdoorsgps.com
      2. Export as GPS
      3. Convert to KML via https://gpx2kml.com
      4. Create via Google My Maps /www.google.com/mymaps
      5. Export into WordPress
      The progress map was made in Adobe Illustrator based on Ordnance Survey data and was a lot of work to create but updating is faster.

      • Fred Nanson says:

        That makes sense: I’d be terrified to discover the GPS would’ve lost some data. Thanks for the explication!

        Le mer. 20 févr. 2019 à 19:31, The Perimeter a écrit :

        > Quintin Lake commented: “I track in the field the via a Garmin Inreach > running Earthmate on IOS. I’ve found all automated methods of creating the > map error prone with random and inaccurate plots or provide no way of > correcting a map if I forget to switch the device on, which hap” >

      • Fred says:

        That makes sense: I’d be terrified to discover the GPS would’ve lost some data. Thanks for the explication!

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