Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Day trip to The Black Isle.

Enjoy a good day trip from Camerons Cottage to the Black Isle, about a one hour drive away across the Kessock Bridge north. Take a signposted right turn and journey on to the village of Rosemarkie and visit the Fairy Glen Nature Reserve. Take a leisurely stroll through the woods, alongside the babbling stream, looking at the wonderful wild flowers and listening to the various bird calls, until you reach the Lower Waterfall. A more strenuous climb will take you up to the double Upper Waterfall.

After the walk drive back to Chanonry Point opposite Fort George and sit at the picnic tables for lunch. If you get there as the high tide is just coming in then you may see the pod of Bottlenose Dolphins that inhabit the waters of the Moray Firth and dine on the salmon that come in on the high tide.......so do check the tide times as they are well worth seeing.

Monday, June 01, 2015

Primroses and bluebells.

Although the wild primroses are still in flower much later than usual,the wild bluebells are starting to bloom as well making for a magnificent show of colours everywhere along South Loch Ness Side.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Loch Ness lambs

Lambs have been busy playing in the sunshine and like to explore their new surroundings in little gangs. Always good fun to watch.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

wild primroses

wild primroses are springing up everywhere and brighten up the forest floors and coat the roadside verges.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Red Kite spotted

Rare red kite spotted gliding gracefully over Loch Ness this afternoon before disappearing into the clouds. Snow showers today but now brightening up. The red kite has a very distinctive forked tail.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spring at last

The snow melt and heavy rain caused Loch Ness to become very high. Lower Foyers river burst its banks both sides as well as many other rivers in the area. Loch Oich had trouble with a weir collapsing and breaching the Caledonian Canal and repair work will take a lot of money and time. Large boulders came loose and blocked the A82 causing this main road between Inverness and Fort William to be closed for repair all weekend.....nice and quiet for us. Today the weather is beautiful and the sun is shining and the sky is blue......real Spring like and hopefully the worst is now behind us.