Tuesday, 21 September 2010

The road from Ullapool

Across Gruinard bay to the Summer Isles
Suilven in the far distance

Loch Maree from the Poolewe road

Buzzard looking for supper.

The road from Ullapool

Looking east across Gruinard bay
North towards Coigach

Bracken on Gruinard island - not much else lives on this previous site of government experiments into germ warfare. It was laced with anthrax & although it is now deemed to be "safe", it's not high on anyone's list of places to go!

Across little loch Broom, the Scoraig peninnsula, Annat Bay & the hills of the north

Along the road from Ullapool

Beinn Ghoblach across little loch Broom
Signs of autumn in the trees

Waterfalls on the Dundonnell river

Ruin under Carn nam Feithean

Views of An Teallach

Not for the faint hearted!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Rocket at the School

Today a team from the North West of England came to the school with their rocket. It was a science project and some of the pupils made and flew their own rockets later in the day.
Pity it was such a wet day after such a lovely week last week, but everybody loved seeing their rockets lift off and fly into the sky.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Sunday and Fionn Bheinn

The walk started from Achnasheen railway station and was all on grassy slopes once we'd crossed the road and gone through the farm.
We followed a stream most of the way up and found a lovely pool and little waterfall

Moxy enjoyed it too.

It was a slog all the way up to the the trig point at 933m (Moxy's first munro).

In the background is Loch Fannich, a rare sight as there are no roads to it.

As we left the summit the storm clouds and mist came rolling in.

Saturday walk with Moxy

Our neighbours have gone to a wedding so we are looking after their dog Moxy for the weekend. We walked near Badachro down the lovely river which runs into the sea.

Moxy loves the water too.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Goodbye Jimjams

Our dear Jamilla left us today, she will be missed so much but now she's beyond struggling with her wobbly legs & not suffering. Goodbye to a dear, dear friend who brought so much happiness to many people in her 11 years.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Sat Kayak Trip from Poolewe

We have had some nice sunny weather of late and after the jobs were done on Saturday we went for a kayak trip from Poolewe.
As we headed for the open Loch it got a bit windy and rough so we stayed around the bay and investigated the Pool House Hotel and the river Ewe which enters the Loch here.

We passed the big white house on the shore which is in the Inverewe Gardens and also called Inverewe House. It's getting dark earlier now so we were back on shore by 8pm.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Balmy Friday

Summer is still with us & all was calm yesterday afternoon. We could see porpoise quite close in to shore.

This little sailboat was followed by 2 seals for quite some time . The sailor seemed oblivious to his curious followers.

Aisla having a sleepover.


Mistake! What I thought was the Hanseatic, was in fact one of it's sister ships - Europa.