Sunday 29 November 2009

Lochan nan Corp

Some of the first snow, so we walked up to Lochan nan Corp via Stank Glen.

Left is Daisy with Ben Ledi behind to the South. Right is a view to the East.

Wednesday 25 November 2009

The Fart of the Nun.

Not sure what on earth this bonnet looking fungus is on the left??

The other one is a puffball, or the latin name translates as an amusing 'wolf fart' :-) Whilst on a fungi foray, an Italian lady said that they new it as the 'fart of the nun' but I can't find any links to that on the Internet? Funny though, maybe nuns talc their butt and eat alot of sprouts??

I did read the other day that someone managed to convince some students to sniff up the puffball spores to get an hullicinagenic hit. However, they managed to sniff up so many they had the fungus growing on their insides affecting their breathing, eugh! Thankfully, some anti-fungal drugs cleared them up.

Wednesday 18 November 2009

A Tranquil Loch Lubnaig

A calm, dry day for a change and you can just see the first snow on the hills on Beinn Each in the distance.

Thursday 12 November 2009

Two Day Walk from Strathyre to Balquihidder and Glen Ample.

We eventually walked down from Glen Ample and reached the long Strathyre Road back to the cabin site. Stopped off at the remains of St Bride's Chapel, the end of an old coffin route via Ben Ledi's Bealach nan corp; fitting name! Found a lovely Scots pine there, (often marking a brave warrior's or chieftan's grave?) and a rather slug ridden fungus.

Water Kelpies?

We thought we wouldn't get a camp spot as everywhere was so wet, but we camped just before dark. It was quite comfy in the end in our new roomy tepee style tent.

Early morning mist in the glen, a bit unsettling due to the local water kelpies/water horses from Beinn Each (Horse Hill) that have a liking for young female flesh! I was obviously ok though, being past it now!

Wednesday 11 November 2009

Faded rowan berries and Rob Roy MacGregors grave.

Autumn Colours

We went for a one night backpack from the cabin site, round to Balquihidder, then back around via Glen Ample. It rained of course, but the colours were amazing. The beech lined road had lots of red squirrels, jays and fungi.

Sunday 8 November 2009

Rememberance Sunday - Ben Ledi

Woke up to a crisp frost, a mirrored loch and blue skies, so after a damp few weeks we seized the day and went up Ben Ledi. Excellent views, above the clouds in places and snow on the hills to the north.