Scotland

Day 1 – Glasgow to Aviemore

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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!

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Cairngorms National Park at sunset

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Cairngorm National Park at sunset

Day 2 – Aviemore to Torridon

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Rogie Falls near Tarvie

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I was hunting for striations, but only saw this smoooooooth bedrock next to the bridge.

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Perfect spot to pull over and enjoy the U-shaped valley, on A832 just east of Kinlochewe.

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Still searching for striations, this looked promising, but I didn’t see anything besides the smooth bedrock, erratics, and lichen.  Torridon

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Just look at those growth rings!!! Like a tree!

Day 3 – Torridon Hike (Beinn Alligin)

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Can you spot the difference between the horizontal sedimentary bedrock layers and the slightly dipping lateral moraines?

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More U-shaped valleys and erratics!! Hurray!

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Could that be a fresh moraine?

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Day 4 – Shieldaig – Coastal Walk

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Striations!! Finally!

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Not quite a roche moutonnee.  A new life goal of mine is to photograph a sheep on top of a roche moutonnee.

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Till-ish?

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Day 5 – Torridon to Isle of Skye

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No ferry out of Elgol because of the weather, but there were cows on the beach!

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Not glacial geology, but soooooooo awesome to look at (roof is about 7ft high)

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On the walk out to Talisker Bay, I was so impressed by the hill behind me, just look at those scree/talus slopes!

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Talisker Bay, complete with water fall that falls up when the winds are high!

Day 6 – Skye to Glencoe

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View from the Glencoe Visitor Centre (check out the history section, then enjoy the trails)

Day 7 – Glencoe to Callander

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The Lost Valley, site of smuggled cattle

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Drive-by U-shaped valley!!

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My camera lens was not wide enough to capture the entire U-shaped valley

Day 8 – Callander to Glasgow

Day 9 – Glasgow to Edinburgh

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Striations! Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh

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And some more striations!

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