10 October 2013
A wee bit o' nature
Just look at that view. Sigh. This is pretty much the whole reason I paid £20 to drive around in a bus all day, because this sort of vista made it all worthwhile. I only wish I could stay out here for a while. Hiking? Camping? Perhaps something to think about when summer comes back around!
We stopped for photos at this little viewpoint... the sort of place a picnic would have been perfect!
And then we went down the hill to Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, part of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. We stomped around a wee waterfall, as it is said. ;)
And oh, look! It's me! (A rare appearance on the blog, I know. I keep telling myself I'll get better about that, but I just don't. Eep!)
There are mirror statues in the peet bog near the falls, which was... cool. Reflecting our place in nature and all that, I suppose. :)
This is probably the most nature-y of the Highlands posts, but it's in the more natural places that I feel most at ease -- especially when the goal was the escape the city! It's simply that there are infinite hills to see and roads to go down... I love to get out and remember how big the world really is, and how fascinating it is that I will only ever see the tiniest fraction of it, no matter how much (or how little) I travel. Just a fraction! That the world will always remain a mystery, even the parts that I comprehend as "knowing well," is what pushes me to keep exploring it, without feeling like I need to "see everything."
As of yet, of course, with all of this travel talk, I haven't got any little trips planned right now, but I've been contemplating a trip (a research trip, fo' realz!) to Oban on the west coast, to visit a particular castle for an end-of-term paper. Perhaps a few castles, actually. When it comes to reasons to take a trip or two, art history is da bomb diggity.
I'm sorry I just said bomb diggity.
Week four of classes is nearly through! Amazing. Time is flying. Only one more week until the so-called "reading week" which is, essentially, a week off. Or, in other words, a week to prepare to buckle down to the real serious second half of the term! Please forgive me, in advance, if I let off the posts a little bit, but I'll try to keep them consistent. It's too much fun to have an outlet to share my photos and experiences anyway.
P.S. On a totally separate note, I despise that I am only alotted 10 hours/month on Spotify in the UK. But I will not let it stop me posting the playlist posts. It'll just make it a little more irritating for me. iTunes Radio, I'm now tuning in...