We have arrived at a grand spot called Rosemarkie on the northern shore of the Moray Firth. It’s famous for Bottlenose and Common Dolphin. Minkie Whales and all manner of marine mammals. When I was reading all about it I imagined being able to walk across the firth stepping from one to another. Probably misplaced optimism. We’ve been a good wander and the dogs had a whale of a time on the beech so, despite my not seeing anything but waves, it wasn’t a wasted walk.
On the way here I called at Ffordes. It’s only small and mainly mail order. It would have to be a postie business. I missed the right road and spent an hour fighting my way back through construction traffic on single track roads…..All good fun! I wasn’t very impressed with the camera shop. The staff were polite but not chatty. They have tremendous stock, I could have spent hours there just drooling and dribbling over cameras old and new. I was impressed by what I saw of Balfour Beattie’s constructions. Looks something to do with electric…it’s massive but I didn’t spot a windmill. I’m guessing some sort of tidal hydro thingy….How’s that for technical clarity. Much the same as the chap in Ffordes.
Canon do replacement focus screens and I quite fancied giving them a whirl. Macro focusing is a pain without a tilt rear LCD. It’s fine if you are tethered shooting but a laptop is another load of weight to add to the camel load I carry on serious days. The bloke I got either didn’t know or wasn’t bothered. I like to go to a camera shop and find enthusiastic people. I could go to Dixons if I didn’t fancy the esoteric…They are fine but not into a cup of coffee and the pleasant robbery I’m used to at Harrison Cameras.
I’m here till Friday but may stay till Saturday depending what I find.