Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Buchaille Etive Mor

This 1969 postcard of the impressive Buchaille Etive Mor is in Scotland. This view is from the bridge over the River Etive on the Rannoch Moor Road.

I remember a spectacular train ride through Rannock Moor - about thirty years ago. We stopped at a platform with no buildings around. A few walkers got off to join the sheep, and as the train carried on I gazed out over many many miles of peaty moorland, heather, and darkening clouds, with a feeling of apprehension... Soon I would have to leave the cosy train and try to find somewhere to sleep for the night. The near horizontal rain meant that I would not be camping. I think I ended up in Inverness Youth Hostel.

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