This is my new favourite view in the Highlands, if not the whole of Scotland (but that's a bold claim): Ratagan Pass. My goodness.
But these hills were not always here....
The Five Sisters of Kintail hills in these images once were daughters of a local clan chief.
There were in fact seven daughters, but amidst a terrible storm one night a ship struggled ashore with two handsome Irish brothers aboard, and they fell in love with the two youngest sisters.
Grumbling about this, the older sisters were promised that after returning to Ireland, five more handsome Irish brothers would be despatched back to take their hands and hearts.
The sisters watched the loch and waited. They watched and waited by the loch for many years. No ship appeared.
The clan chief sought the advice of a bodach, a seer, who told that there were indeed no brothers.
In disbelief, the five sisters visited the bodach themselves. He told of them growing elderly, bitter and haggard if they continued waiting.
Instead, he promised that they could stay beautiful, adored and admired. They must go to the head of Loch Duich and wait.
And so the five sisters stood at the head of the loch, looking out over the loch.
And the bodach turned them to mountains, forever looking out down Loch Duich.
They remain admired to this day.
I love mountain stories.