Sunday, 31 January 2010

Sunday's snow

Some of the local greylags finding a morsel to eat.
Josie enjoying a ball game.

Sophie decides to spectate!

Sunday's snow

The school roof is evidence of the good sense of a steep pitch. Can you spot the man at work? (Hint - left click to enlarge)
Looking to the Mheal,

& towards Strath, Lonemore & beyond.

Enjoying the snow

Local kids sledding beneath the view point. We must get a pair of sleds for the next time!

Friday, 29 January 2010

The white stuff is back this morning

Following sleet last night, the snow is returning this morning. A blizzard blows across the village
& across the loch. We're promised a couple of days of this & to beware of icy conditions on the roads. Oh joy!

Repairs to school roof yesterday


Jamilla & Chilli
Chilli watching football

Looking for Andy

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Sunday pics

Sunday afternoon, across the bay to Baosbheinn & Alligan, beyond the beach & golf course
Sun going down, 16-33hrs

Local radio station which is run entirely by volunteers.

Weekend pics

Flowerdale on Sunday afternoon
Past the riding school

Saturday morning, looking across to the Stoer on Skye, above the mist hanging over the minch

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Saturday Run

Bright sunny day so we decided to do a training run for our coming marathon. The local radio said beware of ice and they were right it was slippy until we turned round to run home. We parked about 3 miles from home at the kerry river and ran down the single track road along the coast on the other side of the bay to our village. We ran about 15 miles but stopped to chat with friends and to take photos along the way.
Pics are : The start with Kerry river, Margot and our little Suzuki
Shieldaig bay and mirror images
Shieldaig bay with Shieldaig Lodge hotel on the right, lovely setting and run by our friend Gino.
Badachro bay on the way out
Opinan and the Torridon mountains in cloud (our friend Sharon is building a house where the caravans are).
Badachro on our return with the Inn just below the hill on the right.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Trip to Invergordon

On Tue Andy drove over to the other coast to pick up stuff for the school. It's much colder other there -1 C at lunch time. Some roads were still icy due to lack of salt, so it was a slow careful drive. The school trailer it excellent for carrying things as its nearly as big as a small transit van inside.
Picture taken in Dingwall Lorry park, on way home, too big to fit in Tesco's car park. Still icy everywhere and shortcut to Tesco's needed crampon's but had to make do with a wall to grab hold of.

Saturday, 16 January 2010


Snowfall from the school roof stoves in the shed below
Redwing visiting the feeders

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Friday walk

The beach
Pools are freezing over

Pieces of ice floating in the shallows.

Friday's walk

The outer hebrides covered in snow. Youth hostel on right, Longa island on left.

On the beach.

Friday's walk

Still cold but no more fresh snow. Took Jimjams to the beach. A family of eider ducks sitting in the bay.
The stream which runs out at the beach entrance is low & all but frozen.

The "old" cemetery at the edge of the beach.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Pics from the pier

Sidhean Mhor rising above Flowerdale
A very cold Charleston

Across to Baosbheinn & Alligan

Down by the pier

Charleston with the Highland Lodge (ex Creagh Mor) hotel up on the hill.
Not somewhere I would like to risk driving in the current conditions!

Not like summer eh?

Pics from the beach on Thursday

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Local scenes

From outside the bank looking north towards the golf course car park
Just before the Gairloch Hotel

School/leisure centre entrance

Gairloch Golf Course