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Saturday, August 15, 2009
Another sunny day on Ardnamurchan (Scotland) and we opt for a walk at the Camus Nan Geall bay (Bay of the Stranger).

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Distance: 7 kms
Rate: moderate
Map (incl. elevation information): Camus Nan Geall walk
GPS-track available for download: yes

As always photo's (but not all of them) can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Start is from a parkinglot where you can overlook this stunning bay.

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Underneath overview of this gorgeous bay is for sale on Dreamstime.

Camus Nan Geall Bay (Scotland)
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The walk slowly descends towards the bay and soon you will come across huge stones which are the remains of a chambered burial place, about 6,000 years old.

A little bit further on towards the beach is a small walled enclosure said to be the burial place of the Campbell family's catholic members. In front of the enclosure is a bronze age standing stone. The sea facing edge reveals two well worn engravings: a celtic cross and a dog.

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Once on the beach, head west along the shoreline. The path rises into the banked remains of an ironage promontory fort (3000 years old).


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Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Finally find the time to select some of our astonishing pictures shot on Ardnamurchan for our first real walk on this peninsula.

Good to know:
Distance: 7 kms
Rate: easy
Map (incl. elevation information): Portuairk - Sanna Bay circular walk
GPS-track available for download: yes

As always all photo's can be enlarged by clicking on them.

After the short hike to the vulcano ridge, we went for a walk along the coast from Portuairk to Sanna Bay and back.

Start is from the small village Portuairk where you can park you car either at the crossing near the beach or a bit higher up the road. Elgar was eager to show the area to his new friend, Mr. Dip (Mr. Dip was given to us as a present from a colleague at the office who happens to know we walk around with a stuffed moose during our walks). The view is towards Sanna Bay and the sea.

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The walk takes you along the waterfront and beaches of Sanna Bay. It feels as if you are in the Caribbean, with the bright blue / green colouring of the water.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
We just returned from our summer holidays in Scotland. Sunny and warm weather combined with an unspoilt and undisturbed peninsula made it an unforgettable trip.

Ardnamurchan's crater (Scottish Gaelic: ''Ard na Murchan'': land of the great seas) is a 50 square mile peninsula and contains an abundance of wildlife. Its remoteness is accentuated by the main access route being a single track road for much of its length.

Good to know:
Distance: 3 kms
Rate: easy
GPS-track available for download: no

As always all photo's can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Our first walk, a very easy and short one, is a part of the Old School House Path, which starts just after you have passed the Sonachan hotel.

Why particularly that walk?
Because the whole north western corner of Ardnamurchan is a large "caldera" which is a crater left behind by a collapsed volcano. It is that crater that we wanted to see from a higher viewpoint and this track going slightly uphill takes you to the edge of the crater.

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Saturday, May 23, 2009
Despite the long walk of yesterday we feel rather fit so we opt to do another long walk but this time we will cross the border with the Netherlands. And more important: Elgar joined us for this trip. So....watch out for the pictures with a moose on it.

Good to know:
Distance: 21 kms
Rate: easy
Map (incl. elevation information): Teuven circular walk
GPS-track available for download: yes

As always all photo's can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Again start is from the B&B de Kraanvogel in Sint Pietersvoeren. It is so convenient not to drive to somewhere for a starting point but just to walk out the door of your B&B and to start walking.
The church of Sint Pietersvoeren in full sunlight and once again a picture of the half-timbered houses in Veurs.

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This track is familiar to us now as we have crossed this path on every hike we did in this area. But like stated before, it is our favorite spot.


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