Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Benn Eighe

En route from Gairloch to Skye, we hiked at Benn Eighe. It was a very very steep, rocky climb up to lovely views--west to even greater, rockier heights, east to a beautiful blue lake and more peaks to climb. Here I am at the summit:

swatchy et al on benn eighe

After all Eliza and I had imagined about the Highlands, we still just didn't appreciate how High and Rugged they really are:

on benn eighe

weds above the look

Here's the group, before we head back down:

Weds the group

Shortly after this photo, Eliza took a spectacular fall on the trail--tripped and flew and rolled in the heather. On flat ground. Classic.


Knittah said...

You didn't tell me about the fall on flat ground!

Eliza said...

Please, this is me we're talking about. Hiking for a week. Totally inevitable. But I do know how to pick my spots--notice how I did *not* do it while making my way up the cliff above the beach earlier in the week, or on the rockiest parts of the ascent on this particular hike. Yessirree, I'm a pro.