Waterfalls in Scotland

February 13, 2014 Landscapes, Musings 0 Comments

Visiting Scotland in the fall I learned a couple things. The weather is crazy. They said if you don’t like the weather just wait 5 minutes and it’ll change. I thought it was a funny saying exaggerating the weather. No. They are dead serious.

gather ’round children; its storytime

Once upon a time, in the scottish isles, after filling up on a delicious  breakfast made with fresh ingredients right from the croft house, the wife and I started out on our daily drive. Armed with long-johns, tuques, and warm jackets, we set out into the cold, damp, foggy day. We drove through the greyish grey all morning, noting that there are definitely more than 50 shades.

After a cold morning soaking the wet greyness into our bones, and a ferry ride across the cold grey water.  we arrived in Uig,  where we would be spending the night. In an instant the sun broke through; colour returned to the world and the temperature started to climb. Damp all of a sudden changed to humid and we shed our clothes in the parking lot confused and amazed by the 2nd coming of summer. After a beautiful afternoon enjoying 25 degree temperatures and walking around the Fairy Glen. We returned to our B&B and asked about the weather forecast which had called for cold and rain all day. The owner simply told us. ‘The forecast changed, it tends to do that in Scotland.’

 

waterfalls in scotland

With all the rain and mountainous terrain, the highlands have lots of waterfalls. Our trip saw constant cloudy skies which happen to be perfect for capturing waterfalls. Here are some of my favorites.

Linn of Dee - A scotland waterfall

The Linn of Dee – Braemar – Cairngorm National Park – Scotland, UK

 

River Affric waterfall - Scotland

River Affric – Glen Affric – Scotland, UK

 

Mealt Falls and Kilt Rock - Isle of Skye Scotland

Mealt Falls and Kilt Rock – Isle of Skye – Scotland, UK

 

 

 

Bride's Veil Falls - Isle of Skye Scotland

Bride’s Veil Falls – Isle of Skye – Scotland, UK

 

Bride's Veil Falls Stream

Stream below the Bride’s Veil Falls – Isle of Skye – Scotland, UK

 

Fairy Pools waterfall - Scotland, UK

Fairy Pools waterfalls – Isle of Skye – Scotland, UK

 

Fairy Pools Scotland

Fairy Pools – Isle of Skye – Scotland, UK

 

Waterfall, New Lanark, Scotland, UK

Waterfall on the River Clyde – New Lanark – Scotland, UK

 

River Greta - Keswick - Cumbria - England, UK

River Greta – Keswick – Cumbria – England, UK