Wednesday, 24 June 2009

June sunset

22.20hrs tonight, sun setting over Mheal.
Over the sea to Skye.

Pastel palette.

Hamish RIP

Sadly, Hamish - who stayed with us over xmas & new year, has gone to the kennel in the sky.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009


Looking towards BadachroRed yacht coming into the loch/Skye in the background

Close up of the yacht

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Applecross and Vincent Motorbikes

On Saturday, Ian and Andy went over to Applecross to see a British motorbike (Vincent) rally. The weather was kind and the route over the mountain and its hairpin bends was brilliant.

They met a couple on a Vincent Black Shadow at the end of the Applecross road and found out that the main meeting place was at the campsite, here we saw about 20 old Vincents, probably now worth about 20k each. In their day they were the superbike of the 50's and most of the bikes were 55 years old.

A lovely ride ended a great day in Wester Ross, pictures of Vincent's on the campsite and their owners looking at our modern bikes, Ian's is a V-twin and Andy's now got a Triumph so both got a thumbs up/

White tailed sea eagle

Not the best quality photo's but zoom in to see this young bird we saw today. The blue tag is numbered for tracking purposes.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Stornaway trip

Leaving Ullapool on the morning ferry to Lewis.
Passing the Summer Isles.

Looking north to Suilven.
Accompanied by friends from Southport, Margaret & Eileen, took the ferry to Stornaway on the Isle of Lewis. If you go as foot passengers & stay on the ferry it only costs £14-50p for the round trip -good value for 6 hours cruising.
Saw a porpoise, 2 dolphins, a seal, gannets, various auks & other birds. Great way to spend a day.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Fun on the beach

Max & Nibs have a load of fun.

Between Longa island & Big sands, the hills of Harris.
Jamilla & Nibs.

Nibs & Max.

Sunny day on the beach

Jamilla & Nibs

Warm & sunny

Beinne an Eoin

Looking towards An Teallach.
Loch na h-Oidhche (na hoik).

Interesting rock formation.

Beinne an Eoin

Charlie on the summit of Beinne an Eoin. He & Andy did this on Sunday while Margot stayed at home dog sitting. Loch Maree in the background.
Beinne an Eoin from the track.

View from the summit looking back towards Gairloch.