Jul 05, 2011Gary and Ginger in the tent camped beside Loch Rannoch (365:186)

Gary and Ginger in the tent camped beside Loch Rannoch (365:186). Copyright © 2011 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

UK June 2011 – Day 21. The plan was to go backpacking in the Cairngorms.

We were up reasonably early for a very nice breakfast with Russell and Chris, and we planned to get on our way and go hiking and camping in Cairngorms. However, the conversation flowed, I looked enviously at the Lenses Russell has for his nature photography and we finally left shortly before lunch. It was really great to meet up with Russell again after all these years, once I get all the vacation pictures processed and posted I’m looking forward to sitting down and writing Russell an email.

The weather turned for the worse on our way South, becoming cloudy with intermittent rain. We discovered that the Cairngorms were heavily geared to tourists, and the one out of the way place we’d found on the map that had parking nearby didn’t appear at all inviting in reality. I ended up driving for hours as we crossed the country once more before finally finding a quiet spot to camp alongside Loch Rannoch.

The rain stopped just long enough for us to set up the tent. We had a close look at the level of the loch, we didn’t want to get flooded out in the night.

I didn’t take any pictures today, so we had to cobble together a last thing at night flash photograph in the tent.

Copyright © 2011 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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