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!


JJ said...

OMG. I'm so jealous. It looks so gorgeous ... and how come your mirrors are so clean?

Lane said...

Breathtaking! The shapes in that second photo are wonderful! I can almost get a whiff of that air.

Glad you're having a fabby, chill- out wonderful time:-)

Calistro said...

Wow, STUNNING photos Leigh!

KAREN said...

Amazing pictures! I want to go there right now.

Paige said...

Isn't Scotland bonny!? I sometimes forget just how gorgeous it is! Thanks for the reminder!

Your photos made me proud to be Scottish!

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

I'm envious. I've never been to Skye - I hope to get there one day. Really glad you're having such a good time. Looks like the weather's not too bad, either.

HelenMH said...

Brilliant! Glad you're feeling inspired darling x

Pat Posner said...

Great photos!
I want to go there, too.

Leigh said...

JJ - er, not sure about the mirrors. Can't confess to having washed them, but there's been little rain to do it for me (heh heh heh)!

Lane - Oh, the air, the air. It's as soft as the water.

Calistro - Thanks! I only wish they did the place justice. The real thing is oh-so more stunning.

Karen - Well, if you don't mind bunking in with the kids...!

Paige - Well said about the Scottish thing. I find folk often don't see their beautiful surroundings. The grass is always greener, and all that. I'm the same with the Sussex Downs - which are beautiful, but they don't stop me grumping on grumpy days!

Zinnia - The weather's been great on Skye - all year according to my friends. They had two solid months of sun in the spring. It's a great place to go. Really. Get there if you can.

Helen - I found the voices quite distracting too. All that dialogue, and no means of writing it down...

Pat - Hi! Thanks. Ditto what I said on Calistro's comment: the real thing is sooo much better. Book your holiday now!

Miles Away In France said...

Hi, I just found you and am so glad I did.

These pictures are beautiful, I have always wanted to visit skye.

Racheal x

Debs said...

What incredible photos. I've never been to Scotland but these pics certainly make me want to go there.

Tam said...

WOW! I need to go there. My singing teacher has a house on Skye.

SpiralSkies said...

Oh dear. I've never been to the Scotland before and now I really, really need to. Stunning photos, I don't know how you'll manage to drag yourself away.

Can you see my green glow from there?

Annie Bright said...

How beautiful - I just love Scotland sooo much. Glad you are having a great time. :-)

Leigh said...

Miles Away - You can come to Scotland. Where there's a will, and all that...

Debs - What? You've never been to Scotland? Well, that's your holiday for 2009 sorted then!

Tam - I am very envious of your singing teacher. It is a lovely island, with lovely people.

Spiral - And I thought that was the aurora! Get yourself up here, honey. You won't be disappointed.

Annie - Thank you. I'm glad you know what I'm talking about!

Mandy said...

Came here via that widget thingy and am enjoying your photographs of Scotland.