Misty Mountain Hop.

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Leaving Loch Leven lightly lest longing lure like lachrymose lances of lush land and light. We wound northward along Loch Garry until we were dizzy, chanting along with Morrissey and marveling at the breadth of artificial meat flavors one can find in processed potato products here. Suitable for vegetarians. Not that I mind. This part of the trip would be sullied by words, and the two hours spent agape in Glenshiel cannot be conveyed by lens and lexicon. It has all the drama as Glencoe but without the same gravity. Less imposition and more forgiveness. It is lusher. It is softer. Open mouths and strange glottal noises percolated forth from us around every bend. Pictures follow, but do not mistake this for what it was like. Just come. Try to make as little noise as possible, try to take up as little space as possible. Just come.

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And what is a trip through the north-west without a bit of Eilean Donan?

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13 Responses to “Misty Mountain Hop.”

  1. zotz Says:
    October 10th, 2006 at 2:09 am

    It's not as obvious on that photo as it is on ones taken from higher up, further along the road, but the far end of Loch Garry looks quite like a map of Scotland.

  2. FunkyPlaid Says:
    October 10th, 2006 at 7:20 am

    I see it! Thanks for pointing this out; how marvelous.

  3. sleepycinderell Says:
    October 10th, 2006 at 2:16 am

    I think you need a few more months here : )

  4. FunkyPlaid Says:
    October 10th, 2006 at 7:21 am

    You think so, eh? Is it that obvious?
    You willing to put me up? 🙂

  5. sleepycinderell Says:
    October 10th, 2006 at 12:06 pm

    I do need a chef now that you mention it : )

  6. hermiston Says:
    October 10th, 2006 at 3:30 am

    I flew back frae France once and the northern parts of that country were brown and dry. Coming down into the west coast of Scotland to land the plush, green, vibrant colour of the land could not have been more greatly contrasted. This is a very rich land.

  7. FunkyPlaid Says:
    October 10th, 2006 at 7:22 am

    Yes, going back to California in fall was the opposite transference.
    You're right – so rich. And richer for having you in it.

  8. badmoods Says:
    October 10th, 2006 at 8:26 am

    wow looks like a place i'd like to die..

  9. FunkyPlaid Says:
    October 10th, 2006 at 5:19 pm

    First: try living there for a while. 😉

  10. dichroicynosure Says:
    October 10th, 2006 at 10:08 am

    Eilean Donan!! Am I dreaming? That's my vote for your new apartment. I love that your friends look so well suited in the landscape too (like you!). These are the colours I adore. Give me overcast skys and lush greens coupled with mossy stones and I am in bliss.

  11. FunkyPlaid Says:
    October 10th, 2006 at 5:23 pm

    New apartment, heh. Evan is ever the snappy dresser, and London has been good for him sartorially.

  12. scothen_krau Says:
    October 10th, 2006 at 12:03 pm

    This pictures bring me peace. Thanks.

  13. FunkyPlaid Says:
    October 10th, 2006 at 5:21 pm

    Succor in difficult times, my friend. If I could post a thousand photos to make this time easier for you, I would.

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