Saturday Snapshots

Last Saturday I posted photos of An Lochan Uaine near the path on our walk through Glenmore Forest Park. Today here are some more photos of our walk  after we left the lochan. The route continued along the Ryvoan Pass on the old Rathad nam Mearlach – or Thieves Road. Cattle raiders used hill tracks like this to move their spoils avoiding the more well-used routes.

As we went gradually up the hill this building came into view:

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Bothy2P1080706It’s a bothy – see this article explaining what a bothy is. The photo below shows the entrance:

Bothy3P1080709and this is what is inside:

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There are some rules:

Bothy rules P1080722It’s a very welcome shelter – especially on a wet, windy day!

For more Saturday Snapshots see Melinda’s blog West Metro Mommy.

Saturday Snapshot

We’ve been away last week – we went here:

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We have many more photos, which no doubt, I’ll be posting and writing about later. Click on the photos to see them enlarged.

For more Saturday Snapshots see Melinda’s blog West Metro Mommy.