A few years ago I discovered a pleasant gentle walk route around the Water of Ruchill outside Comrie. Almost entirely flat, it follows a loop from the village centre through scrub woodland (ideal shade on a sunny day!) along the side of the river past fields formerly occupied by a Roman fort, down to Cultybraggan […]
I wouldn’t be the only person to favour Scotland’s west coast – its beautiful landscape, impressive geology. After a day exploring outside and around Mallaig, I stopped at Arisaig to catch the sunset and was not disappointed. First, a couple of obvious scenes at the end of the road, the low warm light skimming lines […]
On a whim, I spent my August bank holiday out and about exploring a new location: on the far west coast, Mallaig is home to the ferry port connecting to Skye. Just to the south of the town lies Loch an Nostaire – a lovely shallow loch of clear pure water and indeterminate name etymology: […]
Last weekend it was ludicrously hot around home – 25ºC after lunchtime – so we drove all the way up north to the Black Isle for a stroll around Fortrose and neighbouring areas. We started with a stroll down to Chanonry Point where the lighthouse looked good in black & white.
Noctilucent (“night-shining”) clouds are the highest in the atmosphere, at around 76-85km altitude. They only appear in the summer months at latitudes from 50-70º (north or south), when the sun is more than 6º below the horizon. Formed in the mesosphere at very cold temperatures from ice, dust and water vapour, their gossamer threads undulate […]
One of my favoured local woodlands, just a few minutes’ drive from home, is Dunning Glen. Starting from the village, stroll up the road, round the corner and through the small doorway into the woods where trees and rivers play. There are some steep bits, but plenty of the oak trees in particular have a […]
Photos from an afternoon trip to Glen Affric, my Nice Place™, in early autumn.
What I Did On My Holidays (2): Assynt: early morning sunrise. Light. Mountains. Rocks. Drone. Happiness.
Can’t beat Scotland’s West Coast in summer. Saturday was spent exploring a new place to me, Smirisary in Glenuig, Lochaber. A beach of large psammite outcrops with lyprophyre dykes Signs of habitation – old (but possibly still in use) croft/houses just above the shore in amongst the caves Beautiful landscapes – wide vistas via light […]