We awoke to a rainy gloomy day today and spent the first half of it relaxing inside by the fire and eating soup. To avoid coming down with cabin fever we ventured out in the early afternoon to take in some of the sights around Glencoe.
The mountains looked particularly fearsome with dark clouds above. At one point we tried to get out of the car to take some photos and potentially go for a short walk but the wind nearly blew us off the side of the cliff and so we hurried back to the car and shut all the doors.
Instead we went for a drive to Kinlochleven. The road winds around Loch Leven and some lovely scenery. At Kinlochleven is an indoor ice climbing wall.
The climbing centre from the outside.
The village was born from industry with an aluminium smelter that was powered by hydro electricity in the early 1900s. It is said to be the first village in the world where every home was connected to electricity.
After Kinlochleven the sun came out and we went for a walk.
Back up at the fearsome mountains we took some jumping shots.
6 thoughts on “A day of rain and fearsome mountains”
Ah the joys of Glencoe!!
Rain, sun, hail, sleet, snow, wind … it has every weather and sometimes all in one day.
I love Glencoe. Hope you are well, Rachel!
I love it too. It’s a great place and we’ll definitely come back again one day. I’m doing very well, Dan. Hope things are going well for you too!
I like climbing walls, I didn’t realise there was such a thing as an ice climbing wall.
Elizabeth is growing so tall and leggy (and smiley!) like you!
The ice climbing wall is apparently the biggest of its kind in the world. We didn’t try it but there were quite a few people in there climbing it.
Elizabeth is getting tall. She’ll probably be taller than me one day.