But I still contend that, if you had wanted to see 'Britain at its Best' this weekend, you should have joined me in Northwest Scotland.
|Posing on the beach at Gairloch, Wester Ross|
|More posing - Gairloch village in the background|
|Yes it really is Scotland. And the sea really was that blue!|
|Escaping the Bank Holiday crowds|
|Admiring the view of the Torridon hills|
|Conquering my first Munro - Beinn Alligin, above Loch Torridon|
|It was so dry that one of the Torridon hills (Liathach) caught fire.|
|Watching the fire from a safe distance at the far end of Loch Torridon|
|And finally, back at our cottage, enjoying 'Hamish's view' over the Loch|
Log in on Friday for the much anticipated Gravity Lecture.....
PS for more on the fire, see this dramatic report from a walker on Liathach.