Monday, 29 November 2010

Snow crystals


With the risk of being boring, here are some more snow pictures I took on my walk today. Enjoy!







Saturday, 27 November 2010

First significant snow of the season

Having got up early thanks to the deafening silence, I had time to enjoy the snow in its magnificent pristine state before having to drive up the lane later!

For those of you still snug in your beds at 730am today, this is what I was enjoying!

 








And back home for sunrise and a full English on the table waiting!
What more could I ask!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Winter's sun

Sunrise this morning


Approaching sunset this afternoon




Monday, 8 November 2010

Glencoe and beyond

To get to Acharacle and home again we had to drive through more incredibly dramatic scenery of North West Scotland, here are some of the views I saw from the car!
First snows of this winter taken on way to Acharacle







Journey home all snow has been washed away!



The train did us a huge favour, I took this from the car as we drove passed, but the lay bys were full of cars parked with people rushing across the road to get a good view and take their pics, which helped clear the roads of traffic and gave us a quicker journeyhome, still at least 6 hours of driving ahead of us!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Friday, 5 November 2010

Arisaig, last kayak day

We went a bit further afield today and visited the picturesque area around Arisaig,


Who says kayaks scare off seals, these came into the bay to investigate, swimming closer to get a better look!


I waved the intrepid kayakers off and headed back to the car, where I sat with the window wound down scanning the bay in hope of an otter, but not to be today! Cormorants, red breasted mergansers, goosanders and a heron were some of the other visitors to the bay while we waited for the kayakers to return


Thursday, 4 November 2010

Ardtoe, a lovely quiet bay

It was another wet day, so we chose to stay in for the morning and do a bit more exploring in the afternoon,destination Ardtoe!
There was a small car park at the road end with a 50p charge, so we parked up, with only one other vehicle there during our stay a vast improvement!
I could quite happily spend the day pottering about in these little bays, but a couple of hours was ok today.


Miss S decided to go swimming, she's made of harder stuff than I am!


Our lab, the closest thing we had seen to a seal all holiday until....


No sooner had our Daughter got out than this seal arrived to investigate what all the splashing had been about, daughter went back in with hope that the seal might join her, but not today!




Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Ardnamurcan Point

You can't travel all the way to the Ardnamurchan Penninsula and not visit Ardnamurchan Point, the most westerly point on British mainland! It was a wet and murky day when we chose to visit, so the views were nothing like this!
This is how it looked for our visit!