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.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Skiing in the Highlands

The five ski centres in the Scottish Highlands - Glencoe, Nevis Range, Lecht, Glenshee and CairnGorm are doing bumper business due to the very snowy conditions during January and into February. It snowed overnight even at lower levels and it is still snowing now.
Check out the Winterhighland site for more detailed info on the ski centres.

CairnGorm near Aviemore is always a good day trip with plenty to see and do. Take an exciting journey on the funicular railway to the top.

Watch the fun on the slopes and check out the restaurants and shops.

Take the trip back down on the funicular to the car park.

Friday, February 06, 2015

February snow scenes.

The month of February started with constant snow showers and very cold temperatures. The snow is still laying here in Upper Foyers although it has disappeared in villages nearer Loch Ness .. maybe being nearer the water is warmer. Temperatures are due to rise this coming week so hopefully the worst is all behind us and we can look forward to Spring.