Carn a’ Bhealaich Mhòir, a foggy lens, and a weird beard
On a recent muddy hike from Plockton to Carn a’ Bhealaich Mhòir (343m), the weather proved very Scottish: first we were pelted with hailstones, then soaked by heavy rain for several hours, and blasted by wind and snow at the top.
At the top, thankful for Goretex and a flask of hot stuff, I took shelter at the covered entrance to the building up at the transmitter mast and plotted how to take a few shots while the wind howled and the snow spun around us.
I find it difficult to use my camera in the wind and rain – so much faffing around to keep things dry. Since rainless moments that day were rare and brief and the track easy, this time I kept my camera tightly zipped under my waterproof jacket, ready to shoot without too much delay.
Finally a dry moment, although under my waterproof jacket, my lens had become all steamed up. Still, I quite like the enchanted forest effect of this one!
Plenty of old man’s beard around too, indicating an unpolluted environment. Odd. Well, have you ever seen an old man with a green beard?
A final drenching on the return leg, with dry weather arriving once the hike had ended. Typical!