April A-Z: B is for Ben Wyvis

Ben Wyvis is a mountain that looms comfortably along the height of the horizon when looking north from Inverness – but you can only see it on a clear day! It sits 1046m (3432ft) above sea level and is actually about 35 miles away. Capturing it with blue skies and a beautiful blanket of snow creates a lovely backdrop for winter and spring photographs, although sometimes it simply blends in with the low-lying clouds or vanishes completely in the rain, wearing its own weathered cloak of invisibility 🙂

For this year’s A-Z I’m going to take you on a photographic tour of My Inverness, Past and Present. I grew up in the local area, I went to school here and brought up my three children here, but I moved away to London for 18 years before returning home for good at the end of last summer.

P.S. My initial plan for my A-Z posts has necessarily been curtailed somewhat due to the current coronavirus pandemic, but we’ll get through the alphabet one way or another, however creative my use of subjects may have to be – so thank you for visiting Inverness with me, and I hope you enjoy our trip! 🙂

7 thoughts on “April A-Z: B is for Ben Wyvis

  1. I wish I could actually come to Inverness Ruth. It was always on my list of olaces to visit before I gad my cancer, i wanted to climb mountains! It must be winderful to be back there now, after being in London. We lived in London for a while and I can’t say I liked it much, but we had to at the time.

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  2. Oh, Ruth. I could just imagine sitting on that seat and gazing over at Ben Wyvis. So atmospheric and I could almost feel myself relaxing and going into another zone. That seat would also be fabulous for social distancing atm. It must be wonderful to be back home. How would you describe the vibe or sense of Inverness? I don’t know whether you have read Elizabeth Gilbert’ “Eat Pray Love”, but she mentioned this thing where eat city has a word and they played this game where they came up with a different word for different places. I live in a beach town just North of Sydney called Umina Beach and my word for it was “Potential”. That was about 10 years ago now and much of that potential has been nurtured. The beach is beautiful but the houses have been a bit run down and they’re slowly getting knocked down and rebuilt and better shops are moving in. It just takes time.
    Best wishes,

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    1. Inverness relies heavily on seasonal tourism, so right now everyone is understandably as worried about the threat to their long-term livelihoods as well as to their lives. So for now it’s in everyone’s best interests as a community to follow government guidelines, stay at home wherever possible and get this whole thing over and done with as soon as possible…


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