Day 301: Lochan Sal to Lochinver – Lambs & Trolls

Scotland, Sutherland - West

Date of walk: 6/6/19

Shoreline at Loch An Eisg-brachaidh, Sutherland, Scotland.

At Loch An Eisg-Brachaird, having crossed the rough ground, I stop to cook a late breakfast by the shore. Vivid green grass and sea pinks blend into black, white and yellow lichen clad boulders nestled against the golden-green of seaweed. The whole scene has the luminosity and invigorating harmony of a Monet. A pair of seals splash playfully performing forward rolls in the water; their closed flippers appear above the water as if in prayer.

Loch An Eisg-brachaidh, Sutherland, Scotland.

Curved boundary by Loch An Eisg-brachaidh, Sutherland, Scotland.

Rainfall on the River Kirkaig I, Sutherland, Scotland.

The lambs of Lochinver like to climb trees when no one is looking. Sutherland, Scotland.

Rainfall on the River Kirkaig II, Sutherland, Scotland.

Destined to fall. Lochinver, Sutherland, Scotland.

R.I.P, Inverkirkaig, Sutherland, Scotland.

Lochinver harbour I, Sutherland, Scotland.

Troll, Lochinver, Sutherland, Scotland.

Lochinver harbour II, Sutherland, Scotland.

Lochinver wishing tree, Sutherland, Scotland.

Lochinver, Sutherland, Scotland.

Midgies in the tent at Lochan Sal.

Say hello to my little friends.
Rainfall on the River Kirkaig.

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7 thoughts on “Day 301: Lochan Sal to Lochinver – Lambs & Trolls”

  1. kevan hubbard says:

    No Union Jack on that truck; Scottish,Welsh, possibly Cornish or American and what looks like a Danish flag? Gordon Brown and Aliester Darling will be doing British nationalist hand stands!Mind the internet address has UK in it on the side ….not that we have much choice in that! Strange the Welsh flag as I’ve never thought that the Scottish and Welsh have much in common.The Scots seem closer to the Irish whereas the Welsh closer to the Cornish and Bretons.

  2. Argh! The midge video reminds me of some very uncomfortable camping experiences, LOL! And cycling through lots of them with them pattering off my jacket like raindrops…

  3. Rob Raeside says:

    The flags on the lorry are Scotland, Wales, Brittany and Basque territory of Spain. Certainly an odd combination.

    • kevan hubbard says:

      Ah that answers what the other two flags where!a sort of pan Celtic thing but sans the Irish, Manx and Cornish but adding the Basques who speak a none Indo European language of unknown pedigree thought by some to an ancient neolithic language but others note a connection with Welsh(but that seems to be based on one world)others connections to Georgia; the one Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin hailed from not Jimmy Carter.I’d go for the ancient neolithic language myself as Georgian is Indo European and far away Georgia being in Europe or Asia,along with Armenia and Azerbaijan, depending on one’s political option rather than geographical option.Significantly the main square in Tiblisi is called Europa Square but I think it’s all Asia anyhow!But to quote Ronnie Corbet,”but I digress!”

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