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Name that Loch!

Re: Name that Loch!

Postby Mal Grey » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:46 pm

The hill in the background is a mere pimple compared with the majestic hills around.
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Re: Name that Loch!

Postby Mal Grey » Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:45 pm

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Northwest Highlands, and a particularly iconic view could be seen from the shores of this loch in the background, were the weather a tad better and we were facing in a different direction.
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Re: Name that Loch!

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:40 pm

It reminds me of a route I cycled a few years ago with my son - the private estate road along the east side of Loch Clair. But I don't recognise the background hill at all - so I'm probably wrong!

maybe it's just the weather in the photo that reminds me...

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Re: Name that Loch!

Postby Caberfeidh » Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:53 pm

Loch Laggan? We stopped off there one time, went for a wander and when we got back the hub-caps had been nicked. Lucky the car wasn't up on four wee piles of bricks, really... :shock:
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Re: Name that Loch!

Postby Mal Grey » Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:45 pm

HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:It reminds me of a route I cycled a few years ago with my son - the private estate road along the east side of Loch Clair. But I don't recognise the background hill at all - so I'm probably wrong!

maybe it's just the weather in the photo that reminds me...

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Sorry, was away last night (a first!!)

Yes, that's it Tim. The reason you don't recognise the hill is that its really just a little bump, Meall an Leathaid Mhoir, on the slopes leading up to Beinn Liath Beag/Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine.
So yes, Loch Clair.
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Re: Name that Loch!

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:15 pm

Thanks Mal Grey!

What is this loch?
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Re: Name that Loch!

Postby Skyelines » Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:42 pm

Loch Beinn a' Mheadhion
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Re: Name that Loch!

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:51 am

Skyelines wrote:Loch Beinn a' Mheadhion


Yes indeed- over to you

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Re: Name that Loch!

Postby Skyelines » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:28 pm

Cheers, no mistaking that row of stones, sometimes under water, sometimes high and dry.
It's quite a moving experience when canoeing over the pipe outlet from Loch Mullardoch as the loch gets topped up. Creates quite a current (there's a pun in there) flowing towards the dam.

Now for a short pause while I search my photo archive. :)
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Re: Name that Loch!

Postby Skyelines » Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:28 pm

Where am I?

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Re: Name that Loch!

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:20 pm

Looking towards Streap and Sgurr Thuilm from above the east end of Loch Quoich?
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Re: Name that Loch!

Postby Skyelines » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:19 pm

HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:Looking towards Streap and Sgurr Thuilm from above the east end of Loch Quoich?


No, not there.
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Re: Name that Loch!

Postby Mal Grey » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:35 pm

I'll go with Loch Loyne, Gairich beyond on the R.
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Re: Name that Loch!

Postby Skyelines » Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:10 pm

Mal Grey wrote:I'll go with Loch Loyne, Gairich beyond on the R.


Yep, that's Loch Loyne.

Photo from one of the parking spots on the A87 using a telephoto lens at 200mm.
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Re: Name that Loch!

Postby Mal Grey » Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:45 am

Cheers, I recognised Gairich eventually, after thinking it looked familiar, then it was a process of working back from there.


OK, where's this small named bay on a larger loch?

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