A proper walk
As promised, some photos from a 'proper' walk, involving a hill of a decent height. They're from my daughter's recent trip to Skye with her university hillwalking club. For once they had decent weather - they seem to have spent the autumn and winter walking inside a cloud - but on this occasion the clouds fled and she actually got sunburnt.
The shot above is looking towards the bridge linking Skye to the mainland. Before the bridge was built the crossing was made by small car ferries, of the turntable sort that still make the crossing at the south end of the island. We crossed on one of these on a summer visit to Skye a few years ago.
The shot below is looking towards the destination for the day's walking - the Storr and the Old Man of Storr. The Old Man is the pinnacle you can see halfway down the slope to the right of the shot. My daughter's group walked to it up along the ridge leading from the left of the shot.
And here's the Old Man from up top.
And one of those 'it was worth it' views.
A glimpse of sunrise, from the hostel the group stayed at. The sun is rising over the mainland of Scotland.
And to finish, some deer posing for photos.
Unfortunately the group's latest walk again encountered clouds, made more challenging by the fact that it was the annual fancy dress walk. Anyone who encountered bizarrely-clad walkers on a Scottish mountain recently - one of them was mine.