In book 1 (chapter 6) there's a description of a three-day camping trip on the north end of Jura. Here are a few photos from that trip. The first three were taken on July 7, 2005. On the morning of that day I had climbed to a high point to get a phone connection, and when I talked to my wife back in Seattle she told me what had happened in London that morning.
The first photo shows the pillared cairn atop Aird Bhreacain. It was a great viewpoint over Bagh Gleann nam Muc to the north, and Glen Trosdale to the south. I sat on the cairn comfortably for over an hour, as the pillar made a natural backrest. There are a lot of 'Breacan" place names here; Aird Bhreacain means the high ground of Breacan; on the shore below lies Uamh Bhreacain, Breacan's Cave; and just offshore swirls the whirlpool of Coire Bhreacain.
|Pillared Cairn atop Aird Bhreacain|
The next photo was also taken atop Aird Bhreacain, and is a close up of the shore of Bagh Gleann nam Muc, the bay of Pig Glen. If you look closely you can see the tent.
|Campsite on the shore of Bagh Gleann nam Muc|
From my seat atop Aird Bhreacain I watched as a herd of deer grazed down in Glen Trosdale. Once they caught sight of me they ran away.
|Deer watching me from Glen Trosdale|
|Campsite at Bagh Gleann nam Muc |
Once the fire got going it was time to warm cold toes and enjoy a dram.
|Warming cold toes - Fireside at Bagh Gleann nam Muc|
|Early morning at Bagh Gleann nam Muc - Scarba in the distance|
A few hours later the boat Gemini motored into the bay to pick me up, and all too soon I was on my way back to Crinan.
|Gemini arrives - time to leave Jura|