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Entered Inwards, and cleared Outwards, at the Port of Liverpool, from December 23, 1819, to November 22, 1820, shewing the Number of Vessels and Quantity of Tonnage.
Printed by H. Fisher. Liverpool, Printer in Ordinary to His Majesty.
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[Continued from Vol. I. col. 790.]
Thursday, July 28th.-Quitted my companions early in the morning, and directed my way towards Bunawe. The road passed through the village of Appin, pleasingly situated at the bottom of the vale. From hence the country appears nearly uniform; the sides of the glen being bounded by parallel ranges of mountains, which were rendered more gloomy and desolate by a heavy lowring morning. After crossing Loch Creran, one of the salt water lakes, which has but little to recommend itself to notice, I tered on a miserable road, if that deserves the name, which served the double purpose of a pathway and rivulet, commencing together, and continuing for some time through a country pleasingly interspersed with plantations of small wood.
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Some of these form most beautiful specimens for the study of the painter; their immense variety, their combination of every possible kind of fall, and the richness of their coloured mosses, No. 12.-VOL. II.
The Bunawe company have a large iron work here, for whose use large quantities of charcoal are made from the dwarf wood that abounds in this neighbourhood.
From the change-house or inn, which is about a mile distant from Bunawe, across the river Awe, the view of the surrounding hills is extremely grand; the vast summit of Creuchan Ben, opposed on the other side by a huge rocky mountain, forms the entrance of Glen Etwe: a splendid sunset adorned this scene in solitary grandeur; its varying effect, its delicate roseate hue, contrasted by the dark gloomy mounen-tains in the fore ground, gave it a most sublime appearance, and formed a picture perfect in all its parts.
Friday, 29th.-Left Bunawe at nine in the morning, and at about two miles crossed on a bridge of three arches the river Awe, which discharges the waters of Loch Awe into Loch Etwe, a broad impetuous stream, winding in the lower part through high rocky banks, beautifully fringed with wood. We here enter upon the military road which traces along the bank of the river at the foot of Creuchan Ben. A steep mountainous precipice forms the opposite side, which gradually contracts the glen as it approaches Loch Awe. Passing this, the lower part of the lake comes in view, and gradually improving as we proceed, appears ex
Beyond this it leads through a glen, naked, barren, and uniform, bounded by mountains of great height, down which the torrents were pouring on every side. The termination at length opens a fine view of Loch Etwe, making a grand sweep, surrounded partly with stupendous rocks, covered with woods nearly to their summits; and on the other side by more gentle eminences, where the cultivated lands were blended with clumps of trees.
On the left, appeared one of those tor-tremely beautiful at the approach to rent falls, which, tumbling through a the village of Dalmaly. On the right rocky channel beneath the shade of side it is bounded by steep hills of overhanging woods, glittering through great height, planted nearly to their their foliage, and rushing impetuously summits; the opposite side is less in through the rugged interstices of mossy height, but verdant and finely varied. rocks, so frequently adorn the High- The lake winds round the latter, and land scenery, and give a beautiful va- exhibits some small wooded islands, riety to scenes which might otherwise while one more near contains the appear monotonous. grand remains of Kilchurn Castle, its base occupying nearly the whole of the island on which it is situated. The form of this castle seems to be something similar to that of Inverary, particularly in the square central turret,