Guests staying at Aspenwood Cottage the other week enjoyed a day out at Culbin Sands RSPB Nature Reserve, about 1.5 miles east of Nairn and situated between Nairn and Findhorn Bay on the east coast.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
This is always a lovely peaceful walk, occasionally meeting other fellow walkers and their energetic dogs. It took us a couple of hours at a very leisurely pace and is about a 4 mile round trip. A good walk from the doorstep of Aspenwood Cottage with so much to see.
Friday, April 08, 2011
The month of April blew in with very windy wet weather but that did not deter the first brave sailors taking to the water in cruisers and the odd yacht. The colourful 'Fingal' activity barge made its first appearance of the year on its journey down to Fort Augustus and was smashing into the white water with waves crashing spectacularly over the bow. In between showers the birds rushed to feed although this female pheasant was caught out in the rain and took shelter under the blossom bushes. Luckily she did hide where she did as a moment later the sparrowhawk zoomed down looking for his lunch but left with nothing. Today it is dry and sunny with a promising weather forecast for the week ahead and hopefully it will stay that way.