Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Stob Coire Sgriodain and Chno Dearg – Monday 4th June

 

Another gorgeous sunny day dawned we could get used to the in Scotland.

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Couple of early morning shots from Craigallen overlooking Loch Linnhe across to Onich with the mountains on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula beyond

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Keith would join us again today before heading north the following day for a backpacking trip.  Hugely lucky to see the paddle steamer Waverley  (more info here) leaving Fort William.

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PS Waverley

On or way to Fersit on the edge of Loch Treig we stopped off at Cille Choireil Church or Kil-a-Choireil (church of St. Cyril). This Roman Catholic church and burying place contains the graves of the Gaelic bards Iain Lom MacDonald and Domhuill Mac Fhuinlaidh. One of Iain Lom's more famous works is a poem he wrote to commemorate the victory of Charles I at the Battle of Inverlochy in 1645.  An ancient church said to have been built here by Ailean nan Creach (Allan of the Raids), a 15th century Cameron chief, as a penance for his life of pillaging and violence.  After much restoration, it was officially re-opened in 1932.

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Kil-a-Choireil (church of St. Cyril)

From Fersit, we crossed the railway line and headed more or less directly to the summit of the first of our two Munros for the day.

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Keith and Ian on the summit of Stob Coire Sgriodain

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Second Munro - Chno Dearg

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Evening sunshine at Craigallan

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and a bit later…

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