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Loch Kernsary, Wester Ross

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Loch Kernsary, Wester Ross
Wester Ross - Poolewe, Highlands and Islands, Scotland
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From the famous sub-tropical gardens at Inverewe, trails lead around the Inverewe Estate. One of these trails is a circular walk around Loch Kernsary, taking in wonderful views south to Beinn Airigh Charr. This is magnificent Highland scenery, and the ever-changing weather patterns mean you never know what to expect. Seconds before I took this photo it was grey and drizzling rain, then the sun suddenly broke through the rain and cast a golden glow over the land. Pure Highland magic!

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