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Skimming stones on Loch Coruisk

I’d wanted to see Loch Coruisk for years. It’s buried deep in the Isle of Skye, a six hour walk from Sligachan into the shadows of the Cuillin mountains. I’d longed to camp there  and explore, to gaze up at those imposing hills and feel the peace of the place I’d read about and imagined. Last weekend I finally reached it.







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  1. Stunning place, looks so quiet and peaceful.

    April 26, 2014
    • It was, when the tent wasn’t flapping wildly in the wind!

      April 27, 2014
  2. You sure visit some amazing places; looks like paintings!

    April 26, 2014
    • There are some famous, highly romanticised Victorian paintings of Loch Coruisk (with Highland cattle wading in the water) and they don’t come close to the natural grandeur of real thing. We were really lucky to see it on such a great day.

      April 27, 2014
  3. Lloyd’s right, these shots remind me so much of New Zealand. Heaven’s but I must get to Scotland!

    Absolutely beautiful-I can feel that damp chill pushing at the tent walls, smell the frost in the air, and feel the joy of crawling out to blue skies. What bliss. I’m so delighted you were able to make this journey at last.

    April 24, 2014
    • Let me know when you’re coming!

      I’d been waiting to make the journey with my sons who inconveniently spread themselves around the world! With one of them now back in NZ for a while I decided to recce the trip until the day we can all do it together. If I’m not too old by then…

      April 24, 2014
  4. Really looks like parts of NZ. Great pics

    April 24, 2014
    • Thanks Lloyd. Yes, so much of wild Scotland looks like a slightly scaled down New Zealand. That’s probably why I love it and always feel at home there – in South Island especially. Yet you’d never mistake one for the other; the shapes and contours are subtly different and Scotland is just that wee bit softer.

      April 24, 2014
  5. Magnificent

    April 24, 2014
  6. It must have been an amazing experience.

    April 24, 2014
    • It was a stunning start to the year’s walking adventures.

      April 24, 2014
  7. It looks cool, desolate, and beautiful.

    April 23, 2014
    • It was cool through the night, certainly! And yes, it was hard to walk away from such haunting remoteness.

      April 24, 2014

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