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European Saga

Mallaig's Circular Walk

 

Totally by accident, and, in fact, much against our prior planning, we ended up in Mallaig on a wet and dreary afternoon after leaving Glasgow in the morning. If you're coming from the South, as we were, this is the last mainland stop before the Isle of Skye.

Making lemonade from the situation, we set out on the Circular Walk of Mallaig. Most places in Scotland have walking routes like this, and this one had tens of spindly paths worn through the heather up on top of the hills that led off for the wide misty expanses of the coastal moorland. A surprising little gem on an otherwise tarnished day. 

 

 Looking out to Skye in the distance

Looking out to Skye in the distance

 Heath and brambles, the ever-present hiking partner of Scots

Heath and brambles, the ever-present hiking partner of Scots

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 Looking back the way we'd come

Looking back the way we'd come

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 Intrepid Teysia in the heath

Intrepid Teysia in the heath

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 Summit

Summit

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 Back to town

Back to town

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