Thursday, 2 November 2017

Eclipse of Monochrome Days

Path through the oak woods
After months of grey days and rain we were treated to blue skies and a glimpse of autumn without the monochrome colours of a dreary October. I had spent yesterday on a rain infected day marking out the route for a night trail race and then marshalling the event, walking about 15 kilometres in the process. The pleasure was in seeing 137 folk enjoying the event with the male/female split just about even.

I grabbed a camera and walked through the oakwood behind the house followed the trails through the Duke's pass until reaching the steep path that climbs the flanks of Craig Mhor and continued to the summit where the views of the mountains and surrounding landscapes inspired me. The normal path down had become overgrown in the summer and I had to wade through the bracken before discovering a new path on the lower slopes. I arrived home as the sun disappeared and the first clear night of the winter promised frost.

Autumn shades

Tree funghi
Ben Ledi
Looking down on the village
Loch Ard and Ben Lomond from Craig Mhor

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