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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Day 5 in Scotland: walking the West Highland Way

From Inveroran, we next made our way to Kinlochleven. My sister had been dreading this leg of the journey since we started, because it included a climb called "The Devil's Staircase", and she was pretty sure that would kill her (it didn't). But first we crossed the Rannoch moor, the most incredibly part of our journey.

The moors are beautiful in their own right, but we hit them at the just the right moment, when rain and sun made them into the perfect backdrop for rainbow after rainbow.

The moors were full of sun, wind, clouds, rain, and drama. I couldn't put my camera down!

And more rainbows. 

Possibly my favorite photo from the trip!

And heather, and other luscious flora.

And fauna - when we left the moors, we wandered through a tiny town with deer everywhere!

Then the most photographed mountain in Scotland...Buachaille Etive Mor. Because it looks like a stereotype of a mountain, doesn't it?

Eventually, we did climb the Devil's Staircase, and what do you know, it wasn't the end of the world.

At the top

We ended in the bustling town of Kinlochleven, which was very charming. 

Here we had the most enjoyable dinner, sharing our table with the same group of guys who almost froze to death with us back at the Green Welly! It was so fun to share our experiences from the rest of the day with them, and hear about all of their adventures (they were well-traveled). 


  1. It's been forever since I've commented on a blog (I'm a horrible blogger these days) but I'm so glad I checked on yours! These are the best pictures! Especially the rainbow ones.

  2. Oh, man. It's breathtaking. I can only imagine how much more amazing it was in person. What a trip!

  3. I'm glad the next day was a great one to make up for the wet miserable day you had the day before! Those pictures are beautiful. There's just nothing like a gorgeous rainbow! And then to see so many! So cool. And your dinner with fellow travelers sounds so fun!