Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tollie Red Kites

About one hours relaxing drive from Camerons Cottage on the way to Dingwall and just off the main A835 Ullapool road is the RSPB Tollie Red Kite Centre. It is well signposted. Here you can watch the red kites -with their stunning forked tail - being fed daily and perform in the skies above. Great for photo shoots but a steady hand is needed as they do not stop and pose. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Osprey over Loch Ness

 An osprey was spotted flying over Loch Ness in the early evening possibly heading back to its nest. It dived into the water but came up with no fish this time. Amazing to watch as it hovers gracefully in the sky waiting for the right moment to dive and impossible to miss with its 5ft wing span silhouetted against the sky.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

New life in the woods.

After a quiet period in the woods and garden feeders all the youngsters seemed to have fledged at once, making a lot of noise and mess. They do enjoy the bird bath and splash about like young children at the seaside.
It seems no coincidence that they choose the longest day - with longest daylight hours - to suddenly appear and feed non stop.
                                                     Juvenile male bullfinch with dad                                      

                                                                young thrush 

                                                           roe deer with fawn

                                                   young red squirrel with parent 

                                                          ducklings near Dores beach

young blue tit being fed

 juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Loch Ness comes to life.

There is plenty of boating life of various shapes and sizes to watch on Loch Ness now that Summer is here. The weather has been wonderfully warm and sunny with high temperatures accompanied by a slight breeze. Just perfect for gliding along Loch Ness admiring the view or for just sitting watching the boating craft go by from the comfort of an easy chair..cheers. 

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Walk from Camerons Tea Room

Park your car at The Camerons Tea Room and Farm Shop in the village of Foyers and walk across the road in to the ungated field opposite. 
The Tea Room is only a quarter of a mile from the famous Falls of Foyers waterfall which is also well worth a visit.
Take a pleasant stroll through the wild flower meadow adjacent to the river. 
Look out for the large badger setts in the field. 
Stroll down to the banks of the river and soak up the peace and quiet.

Keep a look out for 'dippers'...birds who skim above the river but feed underwater.
Various butterflies and insects abound in the wild flowers.
Back to Camerons Tea Room for welcome refreshments.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

'The Camerons Tea Room and Farm Shop' opening soon.........

All the Camerons worked very hard at the weekend to get the Tea Room and Farm Shop almost ready to open for business. Advertising banners have now been printed and are ready to be placed in situ.
Three specially commissioned light units made from Red Deer Stags antlers are now lighting up the Tea Room area and look fantastic.
The local signwriter has been very busy inside and outside the Tea Room.
There is plenty of relaxed seating at various tables and a comfy cosy couch with coffee table by the large picture window.
The shop area is starting to be well stocked with food provisions as well as local crafts.

Fridge and freezers are soon to be installed for cold and chilled products.
Various colourful paintings and prints by local artists are on display.
The Tea Room and Farm Shop is just a short pleasant stroll for guests who are staying at Camerons Holiday Cottage.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Charity cycle ride round Loch Ness....'Etape Loch Ness'

Today the weather was quite fair and dry which was good news for 'Etape Loch Ness'. This is a new cycle event giving competitors the chance to cycle 67 miles around Loch Ness, offering a fantastic challenge along with stunning scenery. The 1,250 places for the event sold out very quickly and much money was raised for various charities, mostly MacMillan cancer support. The event started and finished in Inverness and roads were closed around the loch for a time. The first males to cross the finishing line had a time of about 2 hours 55 mins and the first female across the finishing line was from Aberdeen with a time of 3 hours 26 minutes. We watched as they whizzed past and they all seemed to be enjoying the new event.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Walk 3......Reservoir walk

This short walk starts from Camerons Cottage and goes up to a large picturesque reservoir. A very relaxing walk through the forest....perfect for pets.
Turn right out of the cottage and then left into Farigaig Forest. Pass a large reservoir and stroll through the forest. Then the track winds back down to Foyers and comes out by the Waterfall Café and shop. Back home to Camerons Cottage.