Today there is barely a breath of wind which makes a pleasant change. Still some heavy showers but sunshine in between them so it wasn’t a bad walk this morning.
I took the dogs out at first light and this is the view from the van. It was cool at just a gnats whisker above freezing. I came back had a healthy breakfast of muesli and fresh fruit, the dogs had Sainsbury’s dried dog food; to be honest I felt like swapping but grapes are bad for dogs.
None of us were overjoyed with breakfast but decided to wander down to Loch Linnhe. Cuil Bay is sign posted from just up the road; it says 1.5 miles, after a mile we reached the main road, crossed it and another sign said 2 miles to Cuil Bay, after an hours brisk walking we arrived. I couldn’t see across Loch Linnhe. I could see a gap in the clouds so sat down on a very wet boulder to wait for the light. The dogs wandered of along the shore in search of entertainment. They can’t have found anything to annoy for they were soon back demanding sticks to be thrown.
All the following are HDR images and in no way reflect what either the camera or I saw. They reflect what I wished to see……That is entertainment.
Loch Linnhe from Cuil Bay. I had to bring something back. It is amazing what a combination of a Canon camera, Photomatix and Photoshop can salvage from a three hour wander in dismal weather. I still popped seventeen images in the bin out of thirty three clicks; nearly as bad as birding.
Tomorrow could be horrendous again, Saturday I’m moving to Loch Ness with a diversion to Glencoe for some waterfall shots and to Morrison’s in Fort William for food. I have plenty of dry goods and tins and enough dog food for a month. This winter is starting to look like a washout. British weather can change very quickly so I will hang on to my stockpile.
I hope you Americans are surviving the cold. Have fun and send just a little of it my way.