A84, A85, A82 Roadtrip

I wasn’t sure where I was going when I set out this morning but it ended up being Northwards, to an amazingly beautiful place.  First it was through Callander – home to an old friend but i’m not sure if she still lives there.  Then it was past the big highland cow at Kilmahog – it wasn’t out in the rain today though.  Yes it was raining but the sun did peek through the clouds every now and again.  I was the passenger on this adventure as ever.  I headed up the A82 not quite knowing where the final destination would be but i kinda liked it that way.  Crianlarich brought heavy showers and a slow slow driver but that car was soon overtaken on a clear bit of road.  Passed by Tyndrum, then Bridge of Orchy and Rannoch Moor then finally stopped at the turn off left into Glen Etive beneath the massive mighty mound that is Buachaille Etive Mòr.  It really was magnificent.  It was covered with a light wispy layer of cloud though but mr sunshine did manage to break through a few times.

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We hung around here for a good few minutes to get some snapshots.  It was good just sitting here watching the world and the views go by.  Such an amazing place even today when the views weren’t so prominent but you just get that sense that this here is a magical place – at any time of the year.  I hope Ange brings me here more often.  Perhaps to climb a mountain or two.

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The heather was looking to be really purple just now and there wasn’t a hint of snow on the tops yet!  May not be too far away now though.  This is the view towards Glencoe.  The sun was catching the mountainsides and making the greens appear like emerald velvet carpeting.  Fantastical!

Sadly it was time we headed back down the road and we stopped at the roadside cafe high up on the corner of a hill where you get greats views of Loch Tulla (yeah i’d never heard of that one before either) and the A82 winding it’s way through the mountains and hills of the greatest place on earth – Scotland.

Further down the road the views and sights were too good to miss so we pulled over at the side of the road and took some more pics.  It really was brilliant.  I love the mountains!!

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After a comfort break at Tyndrum we were back in Stirling by 5.30pm and it was another grand adventure in my journey to all sorts of places.  I wonder when my next one will be?  That’ll be up to A but i hope it’s soon!!  It’s exciting…

Wee Bru :o)

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