After the walk out from the bothy near Oban on the Sunday morning we didn't fancy a long day as it was nearing noon by the time we arrived at the hill of choice. Beinn Lora, 1010 feet high. As this is the highest hill on the Benderloch Peninsula, overlooking a large area of sea lochs, scattered islands, beaches, woods and meadows I was really keen to bag this one as well. A new summit for both of us and a cracking walk taking only a couple of hours as it would be dark by 3:30 pm. Sometimes, I just tag along on some of the less scenic hills that are down on a list somewhere with Alex the Bagger, half wishing, occasionally, I was somewhere more spectacular... but not today.
Might as well promote my own cup of coffee now. Six years and hundreds of manpower hours to make. Containing a sprinkling of remote Scottish islands; a handful of lesser known sea stacks; obscure but spectacular mountains climbed in all seasons; some unusual poems; a few short stories just for flavouring; scenic Central Belt coastal outings and hills close to Glasgow and Edinburgh... plus 550 original colour photographs. The most lavishly illustrated kindle book on Scotland that's ever been to date... by anyone. A perfect Christmas gift for only £2. 50pence.... or $3.78 dollars.
The Best of Blue Sky Scotland. Adventures off the Beaten Track.... by me.. an ex writer and future coffee shop worker. First four spectacular outings free to view inside this link.