Sue and I had planned a walk before returning home, after spending another pleasant evening in the company of TGO Challengers, of whom about a dozen remained at Crianlarich.
The rain in itself didn’t put us off, but it was so torrential that it was raining inside the hotel, whose staff were rummaging everywhere for more buckets.
Avoiding a soaking, we drove to Glasgow and arrived outside this museum (easy to find, £1 for 4 hours parking, entry free). It’s a great place and we only managed to explore a small section, so must visit again.
There’s an organ over the entrance, and a recital took place during our visit.
There are some interesting displays, including a lot about Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 – 1928) “Architect – Artist – Icon”.
The interesting natural history displays include this rare item of taxidermy – the elusive and iconic Haggis, half bird, half rodent, that keen eyed readers will recall having seen dashing clockwise around Scottish hillsides. That’s because they have evolved to have two short legs on the right flank, with longer ones on the left, enabling them to speed along in a clockwise direction, thereby escaping from all known predators.
Goggle-eyed, we then returned home.
I’ve now processed the weekend’s images, and there’s a small (41 images) slideshow here. (Click on the first image and then click ‘slideshow’ to view it.)
Here are some highlights, with links to the individual postings.
Saturday’s ascent of Ben Vorlich:
Sunday’s outing up Beinn Chuirn with Mike and Marian, where these three photos were taken at the summit:
Don’t forget the slideshow!