Beinn a'Mhuinidh, Loch Maree
View from Meall a'Ghiuthais, Scotland
This was one of those days that dawned colourless, cloudy and rainy. We drove to Inverness from Torridon and spent the early part of the day in a shopping centre using the free Wifi from one of the cafes. Just after lunch we started to head back and stopped by the carpark from which this walk begins. We slept for half an hour and hoped the rain would go away. It didn't. So we slowly headed back and stopped at some unnamed waterfalls along the way.
Around 3.30pm the skies started to clear. We rushed back to the carpark and began the hike up Meall a'Ghiuthais, thinking we would catch sunset at the top. When we got there we thought it looked better on the way up, so we took a couple of shots and then hurried down with a plan to photograph Slioch reflected in Loch Maree (Slioch is to the left of Beinn a'Mhuinidh).
About one third of the way down we realised we wouldn't get to loch side in time, so we stopped and pulled out our gear to photograph this. The mist began to crawl towards the water from inland, but disappeared not long after. It was only one of very few times during our 3-week trip in Scotland that we saw such colours. We made our way back down the slippery slopes in near-darkness, thinking that the day turned out very well, after all.