Tuesday, November 24, 2015

'Bracken' the Roe Deer rehoused

We have recently rehoused a roe deer called 'Bracken' in the field beside Camerons Tea Room and Farm Shop. It is from the Fort Augustus Rare Breeds Park and needed a new home. The deer has a good area to roam in safely and a secure place at night.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Wild weather

The weather has even showing off lately after a fairly calm start to the month. Storm Abigail hit during Thursday although we did brave the beach at Dores to look at the amazing swell on Loch Ness. Friday we had sleet and snow flurries so there is a light covering of the white stuff on the mountains surrounding the loch. Temps have plunged and it gets dark earlier.....always cosy to stay in with a wee dram though...Cheers

Sunday, October 25, 2015

First snow of the Autumn

'Parts of the north of Scotland have taken on a distinctly wintry outlook with some of the first major snowfalls of the autumn.
The CairnGorm Mountain resort reported plenty of the white stuff around on Saturday, with snow lying above 2,460ft (750m).
There were also reports of snow falling on the Lecht.
The Met Office said the Highlands could have some more snow on the mountains into the evening and overnight.'
As reported in the local news.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Hazel nuts galore

Red squirrels are dashing about up and down the hazel trees with clusters of hazel nuts to either eat or bury.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Summer has arrived........never too late.

Beautiful late Summer weather with clear blue sky and warm, balmy temperatures here at Loch Ness. Wonderful red sky at night and visible star constellations. Warmest part of the U.K.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Fruits of the forest

About this time of the year the hazel nuts ripen on the plentiful hazel trees in the area. Great fun to watch the acrobatic red squirrels climb out on a branch as far as they can and grab the hazel nuts. They often retreat to somewhere quieter and either enjoy their feast or bury them for the winter. They also enjoy the nuts of the beech trees. This does not stop them from visiting the various peanut feeders in gardens however.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Dores Bay

Enjoyed a stroll along Dores beach at the eastern end of Loch Ness and saw the Fingal activity barge moored in the bay. Some of the crew and passengers were in the local Dores Inn for refreshments before going back along the loch to Fort Augustus.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Sailing by on Loch Ness

Boats of all different shapes and sizes are enjoying life on the water of famous Loch Ness. The weather has been very changeable and is never boring. Today is rather misty which just adds to the mystery.