Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe

Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe

The last day of my visit to Loch Awe was a washout. The strong tail wind and wobbly waves along with the heavy rain made it rather hard to take a snap of Kilchurn Castle from a canoe on the Loch.

Though even if this photo is not pin sharp, this panorama really shows off how dramatically the castle, the Loch and Scotland can be.

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Home away from home

This is our home away from home, our tent. Totally bliss and calm when out camping. This location is in the Neouvielle Lakes in the Pyrenees. 

Taking part in¬†Photography: Developing Your Eye I is a 10-day photo challenge for bloggers of all photography levels, from beginning photobloggers to pro photographers over on This is¬†Day One: ‚ÄúHome‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ Get Oriented, e.g. learning your camera so that you feel at home with it.

That prompted me to post a photo of a place I feel very much at home, no matter where I’m pitched, my tent.

Uig bothy


I have tried for three years to find Mangersta Bothy, aka Eagle’s Nest. The first two years I just went from memory and old maps, mainly no clue of where it would be other than in the Uig area or there about.

This year I found a blog post with a better description of where it would be. Looked on the map and narrowed it further down, and off we went.

I had led us in the right direction and just as I said to Peli I think it should be in this vicinity. She said Рthere it is! She had spotted the skylight window.