Tuesday, 27 August 2013

A journey to Skye over the mountains June 2013

The journey lasted three hours from Beauly to Skye over the mountains following the A835 then joining the A832 towards the Kyle of Lochalsh. Sorry only six photos but the weather kept closing in and photographs had to be taken when the weather allowed. The first two photos were taken between Loch Luchart looking towards Loch Fannich. The third and fourth are of Lochcarron as you can see one minute clear and the next raining hard. There are none of Skye due to dense fog but we did cross the bridge. We then followed the A87 until we reached Eilean Donan Castle just after the road crosses Loch Long near Dornie and again the weather cleared, I took two photos and if you look closely the first shows dark clouds and the second brighter and within minutes rain poured down and my camera was again put away. The drive back to Beauly was through rain and fog along the Old Military Road and the River Shiel, then following Loch Ness north towards Beauly near Inverness. The whole journey took some 9 hours.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

The Highlands of Scotland June 2013

The Caledonian Cannel at Fort Augustus at the entrance to Loch Ness, I did not count the locks the vessels have to pass through, seeing it was hard enough climbing in the first place. Please take notice of the plaque in the first photo. I waited ages to get the piper on his own without hundreds of cameras clicking away. 

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

The highlands of Scotland June 2013 part 2

The tree photos of the ducks were taken before leaving Dores, and driving along the side of Loch Ness towards Fort Augustus. The drive alongside Loch Ness was on a very narrow road and the only stopping place which was safe enough to take more photographs was at a place called Foyers. The thee photographs in woods were taken from a small but rather steep pathway, which I sadly could not venture down. The last photograph was taken at Fort Augustus were the road crosses the River Oich showing the old bridge support. The River Oich runs along side the Caledonian Cannel, which will be my next posting.  

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

The Highlands of Scotland June 2013

The first three photos are on the Western side of the loch and the last four on the Eastern side, I tried to find places on the Western side where there were no other people taking photographs and no one shouting look for Nessie, that I was not interested in. However that was not the same on the Eastern side as you can tell and you just can't ignore the famous Nessie hunter who lives on the shores all year round. I found the quietness of the loch so relaxing what with the water being so still. I will let the photos speak for themselves.