Some walks, like the one I wrote about in my last but one post, are quite straightforward. Others however, pose more of an 'interesting challenge'.
For example, my favourite place to explore, the path west from our Loch Torridon cottage, could be considered a bit of an obstacle course. But I am an intrepid dog (although old). We were there again last weekend.
First I had to cross a small stream:
Then came a tricky descent:
Bogs, I find quite fun (although I didn't roll in this one):
I'm well practiced at those big gates in deer fences:
And I've always been rather proud of my climbing abilities, although I had to be careful here, as the rain was making the rocks slippery:
There are lots and lots of streams in the west of Scotland (all that rain.....) But so long as I can see the bottom and the water's not running too fast, I cope quite well:
Steep slopes don't faze me, nor does an undergrowth of heather and bracken (well so long as there's some sort of a path).
Then, nearly home, one final obstacle, a ladder over a deer fence. OK, I confess, I had to be lifted onto this one. But don't you think I was brave, standing there on the top, all alone and not making a fuss whilst Gail took this photo!
Back to the road and civilization, surely all plain sailing from here. Oh no, I give up!
P.S. As you can see, it was one of those days when you couldn't decide whether to have your raincoat on or off. We have them quite a lot in these parts!