Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Wednesday 27 May - The wet, wet west

This is the wettest day so far and yet the place is busy. I would have predicted a clear-out given the preceding five days and the weather forecast for the rest of the week.

We are back at the motorvan parked at Eilean Donan Castle after a walk by the River Glennan, dry for part of the time then wet. Very wet. At least we can get things dry.

Neither of us can remember May weather like this in, what, forty years? Yes about that. Neither can the locals. And yet, the pull of the west is strong and any urge to escape east (think Cairngorms or thereabouts) is tempered by our love of the hill-sea combination. It's not that much better elsewhere in Scotland anyway.

(Now back at the site so time it's time for a beer)

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  1. Hi Gibson,

    We're presently in Kingussie and the rain reached us this afternoon (Wednesday 27th). Up until then it had been largely dry; but cold everywhere other than the most sheltered spots. Not grumbling, but we've had at least one layer more than expected on most days; and today I fished out the gloves!

    That said, we'd been living under a grey blanket, down in the midlands, for most of April and May, so we'd become sort of conditioned to spring never quite arriving. I'll write up a couple of the days when we're back: Glen Feshie was breathtaking!

    1. Hi Dave, it's good to hear from you. It's a better day today with some blue sky but with the possibility of hail on the hills later. It's some time since we've been in beautiful Glen Feshie so must return there soon.

      Enjoy your holiday and we'll look forward to reading your posts. Hope the weather warms/dries up for you.

  2. The local farmers next to our cottage say the same. They cannot remember weather that has been as bad as this year.