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Loch Assynt sunset

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Loch Assynt sunset
Sutherland - Lochinver, Highlands and Islands, Scotland
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About the photo:

The drive along the A837 from Inchadamph to Lochinver hugs the shore of Loch Assynt. There are numerous places to pull off the road and admire the scenery - and believe me there's a lot to admire. One feature of the loch is a series of small islets with striking tall trees. The trees make a nice silhouette in this view taken west towards the setting sun.

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