Thursday 24 October 2013

It's not just about the mountains

Bertie, Loch Maree, Slioch and the basal Torridonian unconformity

Here are some other important elements of the perfect weekend in Torridon. (You'll need the sound turned on.)

Listening to the birds singing in the cottage garden:

Noisily anticipating adventures with friends:

Monitoring the crackly wood-burning stove:

Motoring along single track roads with Robbie* on the car radio:

*Listeners to BBC Radio Scotland will be familiar with veteran broadcaster Robbie Shepherd's long running traditional music programme, the essential soundtrack to a Sunday afternoon drive in the Highlands. 


  1. We will have to come back and listen on the other computer....silly iPad won't even show the video. We bet they were sure pretty to hear though

  2. Bertie - After reading thism we've started to sing that old Scots song

    Show me Airigh 'n Ellean,
    below me Loch Moree,
    Leave me to my solitude and let me wander free.

  3. Hey Bertie your neck of the woods looks fabulous now. Must be really stunning this time of year. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. well done Bertie! Sounds are such an important element of our adventures and you've shared them perfectly here today

  5. Our computer won't show the videos. But we can imagine what a perfect place it is.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  6. What terrific videos. Oh we would really like to take a visit out there

    urban hounds

  7. Bewtie
    It looks like endless fun to me..gweat singing and biwdies and moosic and the most lovely countwieside evew..enjoy youw weekend
    smoochie kisses

  8. Bertie....Mom and I would like to put a word or two with each picture
    1. I must adjust my scientific tail so as to hear all the birds
    2. Come on everyone needs to potty before we hike
    3. Gail do we have any marshmallows
    4. Gail I find your selection programming most interesting.

    Love love love you running around barking orders in #2!!!
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  9. Mom let me listen to each of the sounds except for your barking because she knew that would get me going. Maybe later. We do appreciate your adding another of the senses -- hearing -- to the appreciation of the perfect trip!

    Wirey woof,

    Just Harry

  10. Oh Bertie I think that must be what heaven is like. I wish I could spend time at your Torridon cottage. I would never want to leave.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  11. THESE were SUPER... loved both Seeing and HEARING all the sights and SOUNDS of your area. Looked like you Really enjoyed the Crackle and Jump of the Fire's Flames.

  12. Pawesome videos, Bertie! You bark almost as much as me :)

    Torridon looks really wotten waven!

  13. Bertie,
    Torridon looks just lovely, of course there's more to it than the mountains! It looks like you had a splendid time, those birdies and doggies out walking must flock to meet you!
    One of my peoples's other sons goes hillwalking quite a lot and he made a calendar of pictures he went to last year. This month is a hill in Torridon, but I can't remember the name, I'll have to check and tell you!
    Pippa :)

  14. Ohhh how we love all you adventure in our homeland, and now we get the sounds also, Thanks Bertie. We been missing your post as we were gone for two months, but we are back now. The Birds and fire almost put us to sleep!

    The Mad Scots

  15. Lots of fun for you Bertie! We love birdies too! Lee and Phod

  16. Great clips Bertie. You have some cool birdies, and love your barking waiting for your friends!! That fire even warmed me up!!