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Scotty and I had a great time on our weekend getaway to western Scotland. We spent a night at Glencoe and enjoyed the great scenery. The drive today was amazing – we saw dramatic skies, beautiful waterfalls, sheep, a rainbow, and lots more. I’m going to let the pictures speak for themselves!
Area around our hotel in Ballachulish
View from the front of our hotel
We just happened upon this dramatic rainbow that stretched across the sky about 15 minutes into our drive on Saturday. It was so incredible and such a great reminder of God's faithfulness!
It was so close, I almost felt like looking for a paranoid little green man sitting on a pot of gold!
The sky began to clear up after the morning dawned dark and foreboding! Amazing that we hit some of the most beautiful days we've experienced here in Scotland.
The clearing clouds made for some inspiring vistas.
- The sky truly became more and more beautiful by the moment. Scotty was constantly stopping the car and pulling over so one of us to could jump out and snap a picture of the unfolding scenes.
I think that this was the climax of the atmospheric drama. I have about eight pictures that are slight variations of this one and promise to not bore you with all of them. But seriously, when faced with this kind of beauty, how can you not attempt to capture part of it?
The sky suddenly cleared and lit up the lochs scattered everywhere! Don't worry, the clouds returned about fifteen minutes later.
Still sunny but you can see the clouds moving back in.
More dramatic sky views
I loved the harshness of the rock mountains. While not nearly as high as the Alps or Sierra Nevada's the mountains here seem very stark and wild.
Another common sight here - water is literally rushing of every mountain and hill here. The waterfalls are ubiquitous and so beautiful.
Me on one of our many stops throughout the day. I think that while the sun was out we must have stopped every three minutes to take pictures. I guess it's a good thing that it wasn't out all day or we would have never made it to Skye. As you can see behind me, the clouds were now moving in.
Trying to get a picture of a sheep on the side of the road. An all-together common sight here but it still makes me happy.
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