Photographer's Note

This is another picture from Glenfinnan. The valley lies at the head of Loch Shiel, stretching south west for twenty miles to Acharacle, where it fails by a mere two miles to meet the sea.

Of glacial origin, Loch Shiel is the fourth largest lake by length in Scotland and this is one whose water regime is among the least affected by man. The lake has a total length of 28.0 km - only exceeded by Lochs Awe, Ness and Lomond. Like Loch Awe, it is very narrow with a mean breadth which is only 2.5% of its total length. The main upper portion of the lake runs in a northeast/southwest direction, but about 8 km from the outflow the axis bends and the lower portion bends almost due west. The surface area of the lake is 19.6 km2: it has a mean depth of 40.5 m and a maximum one of 128.0 m.

Loch Shiel and the surrounding area are steeped in history. There is no doubt that the Loch was once a busy thoroughfare, travelling by boat being by far the easiest way to get around. The new seasonal service, Loch Shiel Cruises, started in April 1998 and runs from Glenfinnan, offering a variety of different cruises and once again giving people the opportunity to experience the delights of this beautiful Loch.

I really love this place. It gives You so many oportunities to take a good picture, because of such amazing views like this one.

This picture was taken from very close to the viaduct which is on my another picture. Typical scottish light didn`t make this shot very colourful, but it renders the real atmosphere of the local climate and weather.

Hope you like it!

More views from Scotland in my theme: "Flower of Scotland".
Thanks for visiting.

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Additional Photos by Patryk Moriak (patriik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 10 N: 360] (1935)
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