Wednesday, 13 June 2012

John Fleetwood’s Fisherfield Round – 06/07 June

With the fine settled weather somewhat unsettled we travelled north through occasional and occasionally heavy rain to Ullapool to meet John Fleetwood. John has a 24 Hour Round in mind and we are going to provide support for him. The weather is threatening the original plans and John decides to start earlier, at 22:00 on Wednesday night.

John’s own account of another successful Round is here, on his blog.

First light at Loch Droma merely hinted how good the rest of the day would be.

FFR-1Towards the Fannichs

 

After Loch Droma I met John on Bealach na h-Imrich, below Groban, beyond the end of Loch a Bhraoin. With time in hand it was a delight to lie in the warm sunshine watching deer drift by, too far a away to photograph, waiting for John to come down off Meallan Chuaich.

FFR-2Loch a Bhraoin – looking west

FFR-3Loch a Bhraoin – looking east

FFR-4Cottage at the end of the loch

FFR-5Meallan Chuaich

FFR-6Loch a Bhraoin – looking east

FFR-7Loch a Bhraoin – looking west on the walk out

 

Pauline and  I walked into Shenavall to meet John at the end of the afternoon and by then his decision to start early was completely vindicated as even then the next weather front was moving in, bringing rain and gusting winds.

FFR-8Beinn Dearg Mor from Shenavall

FFR-9John arriving at Shenavall

FFR-10Shenavall

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