I had the opportunity to get away for the afternoon yesterday to celebrate Good Friday. I took some time to myself so that I could pray and reflect on the biblical background of Good Friday. Since it was a sunny day here (for a change!), I chose to drive a little bit south of Glasgow and hike a “hill” called Tinto. Though this by far wasn’t the longest hike I’ve done, the snow on the ground made it’s steepness competitive with other much larger mountains I have hiked in Scotland. What it lacked in height and distance, this hike made up for it in stunning beauty. Tinto overlooks the Clyde Valley. On a clear day like yesterday, you can see up to the Trossachs (about 40-50 miles), which is one of the ranges I have thoroughly enjoyed exploring and hiking in. It took a little over 2 hours to do the 4.5 mile hike, stopping frequently to take in the view, take photos and reflect (and snack of course!). The afternoon was just the kind of introspective time that I needed!

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