Given the weather was drizzle and rain we waited until after 4 to start this walk. The forecast promised some sun in the evening. This didn't quite materialise but the rain stayed off.

Plenty of fox gloves and other flora to peer at.

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By the time we were heading back to the car it had brightened a wee bit and the clouds had cleared from Ben Ledi across the loch.

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06/30/13; 07:23:15 PM

Dull and overcast, looked like it might rain but didn't. Dorothy and I took a short walk to the Whangie and back.

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Pleasant walk lots of bog cotton and larks. Nice Woolly Bear on the path.

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Surprisingly quite for a Saturday morning.

06/29/13; 11:46:53 AM

The weather promised to be rainy so I decided to rein in my plans and go on this closer to home walk.

14 deg C in the car when I set off rather late at about 9:30, cloudy and a we bit muggy.

Arrived at the distillery around 10, the weather stayed dry for the whole walk. Low cloud and a stiff breeze. Quite nice to walk in.

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Dumgoyne very green now. As usual provides a bit of aerobic exercise before a gentle walk to Earl's Seat.

Lots of bog cotton bobbing across the moors. A couple of ravens in the distance and a few noisy larks at the trig point.

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Needed to put on a jacket after eating lunch at the trig point but in general warm enough.

Here is the kml file on google maps. About 10 and a half k in around 3 and a half hours.


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06/23/13; 02:20:56 PM

The first time in a few weeks to this favourite wee walk. Lovely evening, quite bright. Cuckoos, curlew and larks making a noise.

06/21/13; 09:07:49 PM

First walk since coming back from holiday and a huge difference in the flora.

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After the late spring there is tons of hawthorn frothing over the fields and hedges.

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About 18 deg C with a nice breeze.

Lots of butterflies, large white ones clustered round damp clay besides the paths.

06/16/13; 10:15:19 PM

I was on Holiday in Majorca in the first week in June, found this walk and went on it each morning for the last 3 days.

Walk goes from Porta Pollensa to Cala de Boquer through the Boquer valley. Full of goats, lizards and birds of various types. Each day I saw, but failed to get a good photo of the Eleonora's Falcon.

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The reward for a warm walk was a delightful rocky bay to have a dip in.

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