Friday, 6 May 2011

MAMMAL MAGIC

Following on from my epic two peak triumph, the backup team (Debs and pooch Mia) and I headed further Northwest to Ross-shire and the scenically stunning area of Loch Torridon. Staying at the delightful Ardlair Guest House for two nights we experienced some awesome happenings.

Firstly the most wonderful (sorry Mum) scones I have ever eaten whilst sat admiring the view...

Secondly the nightly comings and goings of the local Pine Martins...

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please excuse the poor footage but we had to keep the kitchen lights on as Mrs MacDonald had no spot light outside unfortunately. So theres lots of odd reflections in the window. Big buggers aren't they the Pine Martins that is.

Third on the list of goodies was a most obliging Otter that gave awesome views to us on the edge of Loch Torridon whilst it caught then ate crabs sat out on the rocks. Twice it performed and on both occasions I was cameraless bummer!


Looking back towards the village of Torridon below the big mountain, part of Beinn Eighe National Park home to Golden Eagles, Ptarmigan and Dotterel none of which we had a sniff off.

Moving as far west as you can go on mainland Jockland you'll come to the famous Inn at Applecross.


home to a delightful Real Ale...


out in the pub garden with a view across to the Isle of Skye (not the bit in the back ground its further left out of shot), Debs waits (red flag) for the best fish and chips north of the border to arrive.


Thats all for now folks next post will be a Patch update and my god has it been busy. (too busy almost to be blogging). Missed a Smew aaahhhhhhhh!! and another Whinchat whilst up here.

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