Friday, 30 October 2009

Mart & Mad's visit

On the road back from Badachro, we spotted this chap.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Walk to the harbour on Sunday

Up & over the headland
Above the harbour

Down on the pier


Saturday, 24 October 2009

A dreacht day on loch Maree

Wet & windy at the car park
Start of the Tollie path walk

Looking out over the islands


Starting to get brighter



A week in pictures

The hills from Flowerdale
Autumn colours

Getting ready for the shed


Indian summer

Baxter enjoys the pleasant weather
Gus thinks it's worth shouting about

& the isle of Skye is waking up to a rosy morning.


Monday, 19 October 2009

Cruisers hit Gairloch.

The Heb makes one of it's frequent stops at Charleston pier on Sunday.
Alongside the pier, the passengers have mostly gone up Flowerdale to see the waterfall.

Small boats for island trips - there's a crane above them, for lifting them on & off the Heb.


Friday, 16 October 2009

Friday's sunset over Skye







Laide woods


Baxter enjoys the water

New hide in the making.


Gus at Laide wood


Yesterday on the beach







Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Gus & Baxter







Inverness trip, Monday

Baxter in the foreground, Gus behind & Ben Wyvis in the background. From the path up Ben Wyvis, just north of Garve.
View from the path showing the autumn colours.

2 tired boys snuggled up at the end of the day.


Sunday, 11 October 2009

Sunday walk

Across Shieldaig bay to Gairloch
Baosbheinne & the Torridons peeping out from the clouds

Flowerdale hills from Shieldaig bay


Sunday walk

A late catterpillar
Black backed gull

Rainbow over Gairloch


Sunday walk from Opinan

Gus & Baxter enjoy the windy conditions near Carr point
Gus posing,

Baxter's far too busy to stop for a photo!


NATO exercises

Naval (Canadian?) boat out on the loch this morning.
Again later, leaving the loch to cross the Minch.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Loch Ness Marathon




Today Andy went to Inverness with fellow runner Martin to do the Loch Ness Marathon, it was a early 5am start to get to the sports stadium in time for the transport to the start. 30 plus buses carried the runner to the end of Loch Ness along some very narrow country roads, the locals mush have wondered what was going on!




Lovely day, still and sunny but a cold start, a fairly undulating course with a long hill between 17 & 19 Miles. The last 4 miles are along both sides of the river Ness. Andy did a time of 3.45 (nearly did 3.30 but slowed in the last 4 miles to a run & walk), Martin did 4.38.




Post race food thanks to the sponsor's Baxter's of soup fame.
Pics of a tired Martin and the sunny finish area.