Monday, 30 November 2009

Dundonnel trip

Pot of gold on the northern shore of Little Loch Broome?
Beinn Ghobloch looking moody, seconds later it was lit with the other end of the rainbow.

Trip to Dundonnel

Beinn Arigh Charr & loch Maree from near the Tollie car park
Arigh Charr on the right

Dundonnel woodyard

The last of 3 trips to collect Andy's new shed, built at the Dundonnel timber mill
The last 2 pieces Gairloch bound.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Loch Maree

Thursday 9pm BBC2, Natural World, A Highland Haven.

A year long study of the wildlife & scenery around Loch Maree & the area, promises to be well worth seeing .

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Saturday afternoon

Jamilla & Max not impressed by the standard of foofball being played below on the astroturf.
Second installment of Andy's new shed arrives, only one more load to fetch.

Saturday run

Looking across Loch Ewe towards Inverasdale just before we got back to Poolewe.
Halfway down the lochside

Beinne Arigh Charr

Frosty morning

Light frost on the grass although it had taken 5 minutes to defrost the car first thing.
Dogs don't care! Max & Nibs having a walk with us this morning.

Climate change - The wave

Please click on this link to see what people are doing to promote action on climate change, next Saturday 5th December. There's also information on the London Wave.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009


Sunday, 22 November 2009

Sunday run

Just a couple of pics from the Ardlair track to show how wrong the weather people get it.
We were supposed to have torrential rain & gale force winds.

Sunday run

A heron fishing as Anna & I set off for a run this morning. Andy's got tendonitis so he's resting for a few weeks.
Originally planning to run to Fhionn loch, we changed our minds & headed out to Ardlair, past the old stone house......

across the field, to the "new" building nestling in the trees in the centre of the picture. A short stop for light refreshment before the return to Poolewe.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Nuclear sub in the minch this afternoon

Dundonnel trip

From First Coast to the Summer Isles following a trip out to Dundonnel Sat am to purchase a shed from the woodyard.
Isle Ewe centre right & Inverasdale in the distance

A new resident outside Aultbea

Dundonnel trip

Looking north to Assynt
The high crags of an Teallach from the Badrallach road

Across Little Loch Broome from outside Maggies Tearoom where we enjoyed pannini & scones.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Andy's trip

Loch Morlich, near Aviemore where Andy's just spent a couple of days.
Dusting of snow on the Cairngorms, but nothing to get excited about.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Inverew pinewood trail

Someone's attempt at tree sculpture

Poolewe village

Thursday walk at Inverewe pinewood trail

At the highest point, looking to the Torridons
Is that a dusting of snow?

Beinn Airigh Charr

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Another gorgeous day

The hills of Harris on the horizon between Longa & the mainland (Clisham - the highest). Probably a boat- travelling along the Minch, is noticeable in the gap.
Dunes fronting the hills of Flowerdale

Jimjams taking a rest.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Rainbow country

A crock of gold on Longa?

Even Chilli's impressed

Pics from Saturday

Tiring day for dogs

Jams & Chilli on Gairloch beach
Resting while we have our tea

Tucked up for the night

Monday, 9 November 2009

Beautiful w/end

Sorry no pics, camera batteries died at the wrong moment (when is the right one?). We've enjoyed a stunning w/end, bright sunshine & mild when you're in it, calm sea & lots of wildlife. Took the m/bikes for a ride on Saturday afternoon, got as far as Inverasdale where we enjoyed tea & cakes with Gill & Rick - thank you. Home just as the light was going. Ran up as far as Big Sand campsite, (next years Gairloch 10K route) & back enjoying the stars & occasional fireworks on the overside.

Sunday was more of the same, so after a dog walk on the beach, loaded up the kayaks & headed down to Strath slipway. IB joined us & we had a couple of hours sheer magic. The water was flat, calm giving terrific views of what goes on under the surface. Paddled over to Glas Eilean where we watched the seabirds above the water & starfish, urchins, crabs, & fish beneath. Seals, constantly monitored our progress, surfacing about 10 metres away - close enough to hear them breathing. Headed over to An Ard & then along the coast & back just as it got dark & COLD.......Should have gone out an hour earlier. The days are shrinking quickly now, but while this cold snap persists, the night skies are divine, getting a crick in the neck from looking upwards!

Friday, 6 November 2009