Sketchbook notes from the drifting spaces

Climbing Goat Fell and into the Western hills of Arran


roast chicken and arran brie still sea signpost east route supply structures winding ascent moving quickly fresh burn water not a soul or bird in sight through the rockline getting tired need food goat fell summit sudden wind and jagged torn rock vista food stop lying low following companions wild goat and animal howls no wind again galloping descent wild flowers and distant bright shores gradually cool no sun dark greens merging into purple blues

new day resting at pirnmill slowly up along the allt gobhlach burn twisted small old forest steep gorge thick ferns and waterfalls soft grasses soft breeze midges choking on a cherry scone bogged down stone-bog-heather-slope beinn bharrain warm grey chaotic rock and heather patterns looming hill cloud and soft rain


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