Sunday, August 16, 2015

Boating life on Loch Ness

The weather has been kinder lately and more boating craft are taking to the water of Loch Ness.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Day out at Nairn beach

Enjoy a good day trip to the seaside resort of Nairn about a one hour car journey away from Camerons Cottage. Lovely sandy beach and a good bracing walk in the sea breeze. Good for families and dogs.

Monday, July 13, 2015

New wildlife in the area around South Loch Ness

The months of June and July are always exciting as we await the arrival of young creatures emerging from the woodland in the south Loch Ness area. They are always accompanied by a very watchful mother usually hovering in the background and allowing them to play and learn.
 Juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker
 Female pheasant with chicks in baskets !
Juvenile Red Squirrel
Young Roe Deer
Watch the video.....

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 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.