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Hello everyone! 

So where to start……

My name is Andrew Graham and I have been lucky enough to grow up in the Highlands of Scotland. 

I have moved away now for work and am currently working in Europe. 

So what am I interested in? I enjoy photography, mountaineering, animals-especially dogs!, and anything to do with the sea.

This blog has been recommended to me as a way to let me share my thoughts, experiences and my photos.

I look forward to sharing these experiences with you and hearing any feedback you may have!

All the best, 

Andrew

A hill with a view


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Days in Torridon 

One of my favourite hobbies is hill walking. I was very fortunate to be born and raised in Scotland and have access to these great mountains literally on my doorstep. A Munro is a mountain in Scotland over 3000ft. There are 282 of them. I’m currently sitting on 210 so getting close to the end now. 

Last summer, I spent a week hill walking on the west coast of Scotland in an Area called Torridon. We were staying near Loch Carron.

It it a remote and striking area of Scotland which can give a sense of peace and quiet in another wise loud and busy world. 


I decided to go up Maol Chean-dearg and the next Sgorr Ruadh and Beinn Liath Mhor. I cannot recommend these 3 Munros for the beautiful surroundings!.

The weather was fantastic and the views incredible. Having parked near a local train station, I began the ascent through forests and by streaming rivers before arriving at the above old bothy.

Another couple hours walking gave some beautiful views onto Torridon and Loch Torridon.

The day of course isn’t complete without getting involved in a pic yourself!

The next day involved another amazing summers day- which is a rare thing is that particular part of Scotland. 

I started on the ridge way taking in the rich scenery and quietness. 

I must admit that along the route I did actually lose the path at the end descent and ended up scrambling done past the cliff faces and screw slopes- I do not recommend this at all!


However having made the bottom successfully, I looped round to gather up Sgorr Ruadh as well. 

Sadly at this point my phone ran out of battery so didn’t have any chance to take any of the views from here. 

Keukenhof- a day of colours 

Last weekend I visited Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands. It’s known as the “Garden of Europe” amongst many. 


It’s a beautiful ground made up of 32 hectares of garden contain around 7 million tulip bulbs of many colours. 

The Garden itself is open between March to May every year. I’d personally recommend mid April to late April to see the gardens at their finest. 


It is set in the grounds of a 15th century estate. The gardens themselves are broken into a variety of different areas each with their own personal style. 


It was turned into a public garden in 1949 to help to show the tremendous types of tulips that the Dutch should rightfully be proud of. 


Having spent the best part of the day here, outside the park waiting for the bus, I got to experience another Dutch tradition-frites and mayonnaise. 

There’s a converted American school bus come diner serving very tasty frites to finish off what was a great day!. 

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