Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Isle of Colonsay

Today we visited Colonsay (pop. 100). There was so much to do – hills to climb, beaches to play on, beers to sample, mesolithic shell mounds to visit – that we’re just going to have to go back for a longer stay.

Herewith some piccies:

My arch nemesis Alan Jenkins - spotted at in the queue for the Jura ferry this morning.

The approach into Scalasaig, main population centre of Colonsay.

The most expensive fuel in the UK? (and, apparently, sold 'not for profit'...)

The small boy said his favourite part of the day was “going to the beach and getting soaked.”

Not looking forward to the school run next week...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Having the Best Time

Apologies for absence. I've been working quite hard, catching up with friends all over Scotland, doing tons of stuff with the kids, and just chilling out (i.e. reading books and watching the Olympics). Just come back from a long weekend on Skye with friends, followed by a drive through Glen Torridon on the way home. I think the photos say it all:

The Cullin, Skye.

The ridge above Staffin, north east Skye.

The hills of Torridon (on the mainland), from Skye.

Loch Torridon.

One of Glen Torridon's peaks, as viewed through the sunroof.

A rather distracting rear-view of Glen Torridon.

Loch Maree (and Kinlochewe) from the east.

It was just fab, and great source of story ideas!