‘Click this link…’

I was browsing Facebook this evening and came across a link my friend posted called ’35 Reasons Why Scotland Should Be On Your Bucket List’

It’s this one:
http://www.architecturendesign.net/35-reasons-why-scotland-must-be-on-your-bucket-list/

Friends and family often send me similar Scotland-related ‘listicles’ and I enjoy reading them to see if I recognise anything.
(In fact, Mum sent me one this morning titled ‘100 Things Do Do In Scotland Before You Die’.
I scored a paltry 13 out of 100 but considering that some of the suggestions include drinking with the Proclaimers, seeing a mermaid or bagging all the munros …I think I’m doing okay so far!)

My first walk up the Quiraing (with the usual company)

My first walk up the Quiraing (with the usual company)

The list my friend shared made me smile though; It’s link image is of the Quiraing at the end of the Trotternish Ridge.
I can see the back of it from my bedroom window, all anvil-shaped and dramatic (especially with it’s winter sprinkling of snow).

When I clicked on the article I counted no fewer than 7 pictures of the Trotternish Peninsula, where I live, and there were 13-14 pictures of Skye & Lochalsh in general. Elgol, Eilean Donan Castle and the Fairy Pools were all there.

I wondered whether the author, the mysterious ‘MKK’, was biased to the local area… a neighbour perhaps or just an enthusiastic visitor?
But most of all I thought of how lucky I am to be living right in the middle of a place that is so lovely that other people classify it as somewhere to be put on a bucket list.  It’s something I’m thankful for about every time I look out of the window but it’s fun to read something like this which underlines it.

Exploring the Quiraing (with a good view of Staffin Island and the mainland beyond)

Exploring the Quiraing (with a good view of Staffin Island to the East and the mainland beyond)

Standing in the Quiraing, looking South down the Trotternish Ridge.

Standing in the Quiraing, looking South down the Trotternish Ridge. Not a bad view really…

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