Thursday, 10 March 2011

Almost a Munro

Morven.  A Deeside hill north of Ballater.  At 2862 ft above sea level, just 138 ft short of a Munro.

Gail, if you could perhaps pile a few more stones on top of the summit cairn for me....

As you can see, although we might have crocuses in the city parks, there are still plenty of patches snow on the higher ground inland.

And my shadow at mid-afternoon is still tall.

What's that Gail?  You want me to put in a couple of photos that don't have me in the foreground?  Really?  Are you sure our friends will be interested?  Well OK.  Just this once, mind.  It was a spectacular view up there in the hazy sunshine last Sunday (although, if I might venture a wee criticism Gail, I don't think the lens on your teeny little camera quite succeeded in capturing the full glory and exhilaration of the wild empty Scottish landscape).


  1. Bertie - You are looking quite the dapper wee fellow. You'll be opff to Cairn O'Mount next.

  2. Holly DOG! Look at the view from up there! It's spectacular!

  3. Gorgeous!!!! And the scenery isn't bad either......BOL. That looks high enough for us. Isn't there such a thing as a mini-Munro?

    Wish the camera could show the vastness of it.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  4. A simply incredible view and a simply incredible tour guide!

    Bertie, you should count your lucky stars for getting an owner like Gail. I wish mine was as fit.

    Love ya' Bertie lad!
    Sending lotsalicks

  5. AHH!! We love that last photo - it reminds us of our beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  6. My Capcha word fur this post is dogenult that is funny.

    Now I do believe that you could see FUREVER from up there. What a fabulous post. It was jaw droppingly beautiful.

  7. Bertie, you do look rather wonderful in all your photos. And the scenery is amazing.You are so high up! You don't have to walk all the way down and back home do you!!??
    Did you add you rock to the cairn?
    Hugs and wags, Mistaya and Maggie

  8. Your pictures are beautiful, Bertie but we like them with you in the foreground.

  9. Bertie you live in a beautiful place. Maybe that hill will grow into a munro.
    Benny & Lily

  10. Wow the view! takes your breath away. Well done Bertie for climbing it and taking us with you ;)
    See Yea George xxx

  11. OMD I cannot believe the beauty in those pictures! Just breath-taking!

    Oh yea, your a cutie pootie too Bertie! BOL

    woo woos, Tessa

  12. Dat is such b-u-t-ful country where you are! Thank you for sharing da fotos!

  13. Nearly a Munro Bertie! Well done!
    On to bigger and better things next aye? I agree, Scotland be very beautiful. Maybe next time I venture 'cross the border I'll go further in and see some Munro's too! Mum wants to go down South next hol-ee-day but I think TNP's wants to go up again!
    ~lickies, Ludo

  14. Bertie,

    It is nice to see tht you are going up in the world! I love your views from the top.


  15. Those bottom pics are great, Bertie, but any picture is better for having you in it, don't you agree?

  16. BREATHTAKING!!!!! Ohhhhhhh if only we could walk with you............Love A+A

  17. Oh, wow! We're thinking we should put Scotland on our hiking list! What a view! You are one lucky pup, Bertie!

    The Road Dogs

  18. Wow. Simply beautiful. The landscape. And simply handsome. You, young Bertie. If only we'd come to visit sooner, perhaps Moma might've come out of her frump just a bit. This kind of glory makes it hard for anyone to be frumpish!

    Jake and Fergi (can we come visit?)

  19. That last pic (minus you dear boy) is our very favorite...oh, how we'd love to visit...