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Hiding from the midges ( 365:183)

Hiding from the midges ( 365:183). Copyright © 2011 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

UK June 2011 – Day 18. Today I drove across Scotland,

twice. Starting from our campsite in Glen Etive near the West coast we drove up the length of Loch Ness, stopping at Foyers to have a walk and take pictures of the falls, which at 165 feet high are the highest we’ve seen on this trip so far. We drove on to Inverness; on the way passing Easter Boleskine where I’d stayed for a summer holiday over twenty years ago. Once at Inverness (on the East coast) we stopped to shop for food. Then we drove all the way back almost to the West coast, finally stopping in a very rough and ready car park near Loch Maree.

The midges there were fearsome. So fearsome, we unpacked the tent in the car to minimise the time spent outside putting it up. This trick worked well, and we were soon comfortably in our tent with the midges harmlessly massing on the inside of the flysheet. Today’s picture shows me laughing in the face of the thousands of midges that would have liked to have eaten me for their supper.

Today’s extras

Camped by the River Etive in Glen Etive
A last look at our Mutha Hubba tent camped in Glen Etive.
The Falls of Foyers
The Falls of Foyers by Loch Ness
Ew - lots and lots of midges
Ew – lots and lots of midges

Copyright © 2011 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.