But I admit I was surprised on Saturday morning when we started at Kenmore, by the shores of Loch Torridon (a sea inlet, you'll remember) and headed inland and uphill.
After a couple of miles of walking directly south into the low winter sun, our eyes were feeling somewhat dazzled and we were both pleased to descend to our destination, a small loch nestling in the hummocky hills.
Gail then located a little bay, almost hidden by the heather, where the water was edged by a few meters of sand.
"Is this all?" I wanted to bark, but Gail seemed well content with her secret beach. She sat down and took the cheese sandwiches (a big one for her and a small and somewhat dry one for me) and a flask of coffee out of her daypack and exclaimed: "What a lovely and peaceful place, don't you think Bertie?"
I didn't disagree. After all, it would have been churlish to point out the shortage of space for zoomies and the disappointing absence of decomposing marine life...
We stayed there for about half an hour, disturbed only by a solitary hill runner loping past, then walked back to the car, enjoying the views across to Loch Torridon with the sun thankfully now shining on our backs.
oh that is a beautiful place!!! and that's your beach now, right?ReplyDelete
Gail has the best road trips for y'all and all that beauty is free. It is so lovely there the weather looks perfect too.
Wow after that long hike you still had energy to romp...if there had been romping space
What a beautiful outing for you and Gail, Bertie!ReplyDelete
That sure is a beautiful and peaceful looking place you and Gail found.ReplyDelete
That looks like a nice place, and surely you got some zoomies during the hike?ReplyDelete
God-dog son! That looks gorgeous. What a place for walkies (or in my case, carries).ReplyDelete
What an incredible privilege to have such a secret shore, Bertie lad... small but pawfectly formed! Like your own good self... Hugs and wgas, YAM-aunty xxx
Your own private beach...even if small AND after a great walk, AND a cheese sandwich...life is good!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful walk and day you had...you are super lucky to see such marvelous things! Your own little beach! Did you go wading? We would have!ReplyDelete
Kiki and Rosie
On the left hand side of the second beach photo you'll see a small patch of ice floating in the loch. I know this wouldn't bother you husky types, but I don't go paddling in near freezing water!Delete
We would love to wade in that icy goodness!Delete
What a beautimous walk Bertie...and even though it may not have been the pawfect dog beach...you did get a cheees sandwich, right? :-)ReplyDelete
Rosy, Jakey & Arty
Bertie that's such a beautiful place you went to visit. We wish we could have a lovely walk around a place like what you visit. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos. Have a great day.ReplyDelete
World of Animals
What a wonderful walk and beautiful destination!ReplyDelete
Mabel & Hilda
That is a very special place. We would like to have a special spot like that. You are a great companion. I don't think your mom would go there alone.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful place, Bertie. You're a lucky boy to have Gail take you to so many lovely places - and take your photo. And you share a cheese sandwich too!ReplyDelete
We don't go far these days, so I have to be content with a walk along the seafront for a change of scene. I'd love to go on the walks that you do, even if the beach isn't big enough for zoomies. I do those up and down our drive!
What a special find, Bertie. You live in a beautiful place.ReplyDelete
Once again I am jealous of your walking places. Even though there was no decomposing wildlife. I wish we had a Walk like that here!
It looks like the perfect walk and an amazingly nice day for so late in the year.ReplyDelete
You have a secret beach why that is kind of like The Secret Garden. Lee loved that novel when she was young and we love seeing your secret beach.ReplyDelete