Monday, 20 July 2015

Hope bounces eternal...


Hooray! We are over in Torridon, it has finally stopped raining, and we are going to climb 'my mountain', Beinn Alligin.*


So the peak is in cloud, but hey, it's the middle of summer, for sure it'll clear by mid morning...


Oh dear. Perhaps I was being optimistic...

Well if you can't enjoy the view at the summit,

Then for sure you can enjoy a chicken chew before tackling the steep descent.
video

But I have to tell you I was not feeling in the mood to appreciate the view from the kitchen sink during my post walk paw wash...

*Note from Gail: Bertie's 'official' kennel club name is Granddach Beinn Alligin, the Granddach being from the kennels where he was bred, and Beinn Alligin being my favourite Scottish mountain.

19 comments:

  1. We would have preferred the chew to the view, anyway...chasing a chicken would be good.

    Glad it stopped raining so you could go hiking...AND glad you weren't dunked in an icy mountain stream...

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    1. Regret to report there was a 'pre-wash' in the mountain stream.

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  2. Fabulous views from the mountain and the kitchen. No mention of any midgies...

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  3. The indignity of being photographed with your paws in the kitchen sink Bertie... I'd sue. Your view from the kitchen window is magnificent.

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  4. We greatly appreciate the fact that you suffered such indignities to share the view from your kitchen window with us. It makes the scene all the more charming.

    Gus n' Teka

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  5. One thing for sure your WFT tail was a happy fella.
    MOL MOL post paw wash!!
    Well Bertie you are just the purrfect WFT to handle that very grown up name!!
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  6. these pictures look so middle earthy I expect to see a hobbit poking out around a rock

    retro rover

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  7. Hari OM
    Crikey Bertie, hae ye nae learn'ed yon lesson aboot 'summer' and 'Scotland' being used in close proximity??!!! I can barely see the hills from my window this morning. Hey Ho..... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  8. A chicken chew is as good as a view, right?

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  9. what a great idea to meet the place what got that name to honor you :o) and that black boots are super stylish... how bad that your Gail washed it away... that were no wellies, right?
    easy rider

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  10. You need a little nourishment along the way. Forget the view
    Lily & Edward

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  11. Bertie - Saw this and wondered if you're planning a summer evenings drive down the coast :http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jul/20/scotland-chip-shop-deep-fried-mars-bar-birthplace-beats-council

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  12. Wow...nothing better than a chicken chewy and some nice scenery!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  13. Oh we love the view from your kitchen window !

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  14. We knew from those dirty paws that you were having fun. It was good while it lasted!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  15. Pawsome post, Bertie! The video, the sink, and the view from the sink!

    Lots of love,
    Tootsie

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  16. Bertie I could hear the wind on your Beinn Alligin. I think looking out your kitchen window is terrific with the flowers why could you not love everything.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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  17. Thanks for the birthday wish Bertie. The 22nd is both Lee's birthday and Downunder Daisy's HER birthday! We share a birthday with Prince George of England.
    We have cool temps and low humidity in Nati City today one could not ask for a better day.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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