Friday, 18 March 2011

Back in Gairloch

 Cold on higher ground
 Flowerdale waterfall
West coast sunset

A few days at Loch Ness

 Chilli enjoying the smells
 It's much colder on the east side of the country.

Sunset across Loch Ness

A few days at Loch Ness

 The falls of Foyers on the south side of Loch Ness

 By the Dores Inn (really good food) the saleroom of the "monster man" - he was open an hour later selling his ornamental monsters.
 The nearest we got  to seeing Nessie
 Looking down the loch towards Fort Augustus
A wee lochan in the forest above Inverfarigaig.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Wind turbine

Work has started today on the school's new wind turbine. The first one they had put onto the side of the school a couple of years ago was pretty useless, so they're going for a bigger one on the playing field where it's certainly, usually windy. Personally, I think it'll be a blot on the landscape. Time will tell.

Return of winter

Overnight snow isn't staying round here, but a trip to Achnasheen this morning saw temperatures drop below freezing inland & the need for 4wheel drive at Glen Docherty & beyond. Back to the west & the gales are driving the surf high up the beach.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

World Book Night

Sorry for the long gap in postings but we've both been rather unwell. Thankfully, now improving but still a way to go.
Last night we took part in World Book Night as "givers" of Alan Bennett's "A Life Like Other peoples". We were based at The Millcroft Hotel & enjoyed an evening with people calling in to recieve a book & have a  chit-chat about the event & books in general.
We've been enjoying some lovely weather over the last couple of weeks, mild & sunny, and of course the days are lengthening at an amazing rate. Flowering currants are in bloom & the daffodils are about to explode any day. The crocus are past their best & snowdrops have been superb. There is a threat of snow later this week but we shall see.