This afternoon was spent driving around the Moine Mor near Kilmartin and various historic sites. Most notable were the ancient hill fort, or Dun, at Dunadd where the first kings of Scotland were crowned. They apparently used to place their foot in the obvious footprint hole (clearly seen in the photo) when they were being crowned. We also visited the standing stones at Temple Wood and Crinan Ferry. The whole area looks fantastic for a serious exploration on the bike, with the camera of course. The standing stones at Temple Wood are really fascinating, having been partly buried in a chambered cairn. The final image is of the gate into a lovely little property known as the Change House near Crinan Ferry. The house and outbuildings are all in perfect order with wonderful stone walls. I didn't feel I could take lots of photos of the property as it is obviously private but I took this image of the gateway, shifting the zoom as I shot it to get this weird effect, only chance made the focal point the gate itself, creating a mystical effect I think.
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer with his own part-time consultancy business and I work as an estate manager for a national conservation charity in Scotland. I am based in Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, just next to the Isle of Skye.
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