Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Spring walk


We went on an Easter Monday walk with Jack. It is the first time this year we visited the Loch Ardinnig nature reserve. I love walking there but in winter it can be really really muddy. One year we lost the track at the back end of the walk, near the loch and ended up in the swamp, carrying smaller children from grass island to grass island.The nature reserve has such a variety of landscapes, it is Scotland on a small scale. Starting off at the loch side, you stroll through birch woods, then meander up a wide path to and over the moor, then back down towards the loch along a fast flowing brook. I was hoping to capture the awakening of nature but forgot to check the battery of my camera. I took this photo with my phone. Can you see the shadows of the clouds over the Campsies? 

Wishing you all a good week. x

19 comments:

  1. I am a fair weather walker so a swamp would finish me off. However it really does look beautiful, so I could be tempted...

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  2. Looks lovely but cold! Weather's a mixed bag over here at the moment - sunny, windy, rainy. Hope 'real spring' comes your way soon, Christina xxx

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  3. Spring walk time here too - green grass and buds on the trees. I have to admit, I would have loved more photos - it looks like amazing landscape!

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  4. It sounds like you had a good time, I enjoy a family walk xx

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  5. It's lovely to go walking with the family but sadly, our teenagers don't like spending time with us these days.They prefer friends!!! Enjoy your family time. Irune

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  6. There's nothing better than a walk in a beautiful setting. :-)

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  7. Hey Christina,
    Well I think that this is a perfect picture. I take loads of pics with my phone, because I am finding my bigger camera a bit of a pain. I think I may need to buy a good quality pocket camera. The landscape of Scotland looks beautiful. I'm trying to persuade Marc to take Betty as far as Scotland this year. He's happy to travel down to Spain, but up to the North of our own country!
    Have a lovely week.
    Leanne xx

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  8. Love the photo! We've done many a muddy walk in England, but in Scotland on our one, brief trip all we did was walk in the cold, in summer.

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  9. I love it when you find places that feel wild and special, but are not that far from home. It's a great photo. x

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  10. That's a lovely photo! It looks a great place for a walk too.

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  11. What a gorgeous spot, and a really lovely photo. Sweet boys! I bet they all loved the day when it was swampy, just the sort of adventure a small boy relishes. Or at least never forgets. It looks like an amazing spot to explore, how fantastic living close to mountains. CJ xx

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  12. Brill photo of the kids and the sunshine on the hills :) I had to smile at your muddy comment because at least you can wear your wellies! We have muddy here in Oz but our British wellies have never been worn as you look a right plonker wearing wellies in the park. If you see my post with the muddy crazy poodle you will see how I should get my wellies out - wellies for dogs, now that's an idea!
    Have a lovely day.
    Wren x

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  13. What a great picture of the wild outdoors. Jo s

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  14. Nice blue sky up there. A great deal of the mud from the nearby dogwalking field seems to have ended up in our garage on wellies and walking boots - I know this having just cleaned it out.

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  15. That looks wild and desolate - just how I like my countryside! It's pretty muddy around here too. I'm just home from a tramp through the woods and I was ankle-deep in it (explains why there are always wellies in the back of the car).
    It looks like the kind of walk that justifies hot chocolate and cake afterwards :)
    S x

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  16. Hope you had a lovely Easter! What wonderful blue sky :) perfect for a walk. Enjoy the onset of Spring :) x

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  17. It is a beautiful photo with the sky, the littles hugging and big sis in the background enjoying the view.
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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