Friday, 17 April 2015

A few more holiday snaps

 
The fab thing about wild camping is you never know where you'll spend the night and you never know what you'll find.  We didn't stay in Torridon but we parked up to have our evening meal (chicken fried rice, with all the ingredients taken with us) by the shore.  After we'd eaten, the rain calmed down to a 'light' drizzle and we went for a walk.  We passed a wee sign that said 'Open Air Church' with an arrow pointing across a field.  We followed it and found this.  Despite the rain, it was just amazing!

 
Of course OH had to climb up and be the minister!  I've not been able to find out much information about it yet but it really intrigues me that people would have an open air church in such an inhospitable environment.  There are plenty of churches in the area but it makes me wonder if it has pagan origins that were then taken over.  I've been interested in Celtic Christianity for ages so will dig deeper when I have more time.

 
This was taken at Inverewe Gardens.  I put my hood down for the photo but it was steady rain at this stage!
 
If you take a holiday in Scotland you have to be prepared for the weather.  When the sun shines it's a beautiful country.  When it rains, you pull on the waterproof trousers and jacket.  And wait.  There's a saying here that if you don't like the weather, wait 20 minutes.  It usually changes! The best time to visit is late Spring and the Autumn if you want to avoid the dreaded midge.  Now that really will spoil your holiday!!

2 comments:

  1. I'm fascinated by this outdoor church and have googled it. When we visited Gairloch Museum, there was information about open air church services which were held all over the Highlands. I think, if I remember correctly, that the outdoor pulpit was called a Preacher's Ark and one is on display at Gairloch Heritage Museum. I love this museum - there is so much information about the local history and way of life including education and housing.

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  2. Totally fascinates me too :-)

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