Day 1 – Glasgow to Aviemore
It is important to keep your eyes on the road while driving. This is why I will hire a driver next time so I can stare at the rocks!
Cairngorms National Park at sunset
Cairngorm National Park at sunset
Day 2 – Aviemore to Torridon
Rogie Falls near Tarvie
I was hunting for striations, but only saw this smoooooooth bedrock next to the bridge.
Perfect spot to pull over and enjoy the U-shaped valley, on A832 just east of Kinlochewe.
Still searching for striations, this looked promising, but I didn’t see anything besides the smooth bedrock, erratics, and lichen. Torridon
Just look at those growth rings!!! Like a tree!
Day 3 – Torridon Hike (Beinn Alligin)
Can you spot the difference between the horizontal sedimentary bedrock layers and the slightly dipping lateral moraines?
More U-shaped valleys and erratics!! Hurray!
Could that be a fresh moraine?
Day 4 – Shieldaig – Coastal Walk
Not quite a roche moutonnee. A new life goal of mine is to photograph a sheep on top of a roche moutonnee.
Day 5 – Torridon to Isle of Skye
No ferry out of Elgol because of the weather, but there were cows on the beach!
Not glacial geology, but soooooooo awesome to look at (roof is about 7ft high)
On the walk out to Talisker Bay, I was so impressed by the hill behind me, just look at those scree/talus slopes!
Talisker Bay, complete with water fall that falls up when the winds are high!
Day 6 – Skye to Glencoe
View from the Glencoe Visitor Centre (check out the history section, then enjoy the trails)
Day 7 – Glencoe to Callander
The Lost Valley, site of smuggled cattle
Drive-by U-shaped valley!!
My camera lens was not wide enough to capture the entire U-shaped valley
Day 8 – Callander to Glasgow
Day 9 – Glasgow to Edinburgh
Striations! Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh
And some more striations!