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And also

Another photo of Greenock etc. taken yesterday at the Ben Bouie ridge:



There is nothing quite like a good walk on a clear spring day. Yesterday morning the sun was shining even though there was ice on the car windscreen.

It was a toss up between a walk and a canoe trip.

Having had nagging back trouble over the last couple of weeks, the walk was the gentler option.

I’ve written before about the climb at Ben Bouie. A forestry road takes you right to the top, where the views of the firth of Clyde and Loch Lomond are more than ample reward for the 1 hour each way walk.

It was a good day for photos:

View from the ridge. Greenock, Bute, Cumbrae and Arran.

You can just see Ardmore point on the left, Greenock straight ahead and that is Arran in the distance.

Only a few hundred yards from the point I took this, at the other side of the hill is the quite different vista of Loch Lomond:

Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond and Islands.

Inchmurrin, Creinch, Torrinch, Inchcailloch, Clairinsh and Conic Hill. Aka the Highland fault line.