Travel Blogs from Rhiconich
... a rather unromantic name, pronounced Stack Polly, for a brilliant mountain), Suilven (pronounced Soolven).
The assent of Suilven requires some 'exposed scrambling' apparently.....you'd never guess looking at this, would you ?
These mountains are mainly made of Lewisian gneiss. Thought I'd just throw that in.
Another road day today. Working our way south west from Lairg to Oykel Bridge, ready to head off into the mountains tomorrow. So really another LJGT day in other words. The whole day we have followed the Oykel river. A popular river for fly fishers judging by the numbers we saw along the riverbank and as we have had confirmed this evening. This hotel is owned by a syndicate of fishers. Apparently rescued from a long decline. We have seen too ...
... There is a French family here.. Mum , Dad, Anna aged 3 tomorrow and Yuri, aged 1!!! They were just passing as it started to rain again... asked Mike where was the nearest campsite. He pointed to his lawn. It's that type of place. When Rob and I started planning this we talked excitedly about the great sights we would see. Five days in. We are tired. Our feet hurt constantly. We have seen some marvellous scenery but already it is the people we are meeting that is making it ...
... some full of water, some dry and the worst, some looking dry but in fact bog! So we zig zagged, meandered and stumbled our way until we got to the trig point at the summit...3 and half hours to cover 7 miles! The view was fantastic and the wildlife interesting. We walked up countless deer, two Grouse families, Golden Plover, Greenshank, Dunlin as well as disturbing two adders. Walking down was easy and five miles later we were in Kinbrace....a place that didn't ...
... shiny, pate quite amusing. Now, an adult Skua has a wingspan of over a metre and weighs around 4 kg, and is probably doing around 40kts as it attacks, which it does at about waist height before pulling up around 5m from collision. It was no comfort that they do not peck as sometimes they misjudge the pull-up point and give the offending human a slap. Needless-to-say, Jen's camera is replete with photos of her bemused spouse ducking for cover.
The ensuing hour cruising ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking