It's better to live somewhere with a changeable and unpredictable climate, as everything looks that bit more special when the sun finally appears. Discuss.
This is what Gail was telling me as we sat through 36 hours of continuous heavy rain last weekend. But don't worry, exams are all cancelled in 2020, so I didn't have to write an essay on the topic. Instead I'll take you for a walk along the Woodland Trail in the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. And guess what? The sun did peep shyly from behind the clouds from time to time during the hike...
We start off with me posing nicely in front of the information kiosk. Do you like the heather eco-roof? I do!
Then I lead the way up the well-constructed but steepish path. (Gail's ankle is almost completely better now, but I told her not to take risks).
When she catches up and I pose nicely again with Loch Maree in the background.
Slioch, the big hill behind the loch, is still covered in cloud. I've never been up there but Gail tells me that she and my predecessor Hamish once made it to the summit, a twelve mile round trip with a lot of rough climbing.
It's a grand view looking west down Loch Maree too.
Back near the car park nature has apparently provided a perfectly formed water bowl.
But for some reason Gail doesn't want me to drink from it.
I hope you enjoyed our wee hike today. In this part of the world, one has to seize the moment. It might be raining again tomorrow...
Happy Nature Friday! And thanks once again to Rosy and the Gang for hosting this lovely blog hop.