ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Friday, 21 March 2014

MUCH THE SAME. (21/03/14)

If the wind would die down life would be superb. There are still the showers to contend with but the light is good in between them. We managed a walk this morning without getting wet. EiggRumpan  Eigg and Rum with it’s head in the clouds. The mountain on the left of Eigg is an Sgurr it is the largest pitchstone ridge in Europe.

_V0G8332  The land on the horizon is the Isle of Skye and the tiny bit to the left is Soay Island where the sheep come from.

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_V0G8337 Highland Cattle. These are generally very gentle and sociable beasts. Which reminds me I have beef for tea this evening.

That’s all for today, have a great weekend.

36 comments:


  1. Congrats. An interesting blog.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  2. Lovely seascapes. The first panorama is exceptional!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Mersad it even has a seagull in it. With a bit of luck I'll get some really good skies and sunsets.

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  3. The seascapes are really pretty. The first one seems to have a lot of depth but I like the second a lot too.

    I've never seen cattle like that. They are great looking animals and look dressed for the weather.

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    1. David I am a bit exposed here but it is worth it for the view.
      The highland Cattle are a feature here. It's not unusual to see them wandering free.

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  4. Adrian,
    In choosing to post your portrait of the wee Hielan Laddie, there, you've surpassed even yourself in choice of (Scot's) subject. Well done. Keep the faith.
    McGregor

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    1. McGregor, it was only whilst editing the pictures that I realised they were the first pictures I'd taken of the cattle. I get used to seeing them.

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  5. I'm torn between the Highland cattle and the Jersey cow as a favourite bovine, Jersey cows are incredibly docile.
    I really like the top image Adrian.

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    1. Douglas, it has to be the Highland for me. Jersey cows are friendly but the bulls are little sods. Highland cattle of both sexes seem to either ignore us or just wander up for a sniff.

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  6. Over here we call lunch lunch and dinner dinner unless we call lunch dinner and dinner supper, but we never call dinner/supper (pick one) tea. Tea is a hot drink that you sip out of a small cup with your little pinky finger raised. So we are confused when you say you're going to have beef for tea. We recognize that it is entirely our problem, not yours.

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    1. Bob, it is much the same here but I have always called an early evening meal tea. In the north of England a packed lunch is 'Snap' or 'Piece'. I wouln't use those terms as they are a bit common.

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    1. Frances, they are as friendly as they look. There is a Shetland pony here which wanders around. It is very sociable. It is probably unique in this respect. I'll take it's picture.

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  8. Beautiful looking beast. I'd take a bit of rain and wind right now.. if you would take our remaining few feet of snow.

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    1. Hilary, I love weather and would gladly swap some snow for some wind. It has been blowing for months now and like any weather can get a bit tedious.

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  9. I think Alabama was badly shortchanged in the bovine department, although it's entirely possible that through the right lens, even our cows would cease to be boring - besides, familiarity does breed contempt. Great pictures; your beef didn't happen to come from that animal, did it?

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    1. Nathaniel, you have Longhorn cattle don't you? They are a lot less hairy but are another good looking cow.
      No these are still alive and well.

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  10. Grerat Capture! and Great landscape Adrian. Applause

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  11. Such different landscapes to the mountains and snow over the last few weeks. I am not sure what it is, but I find it almost unnerving. Maybe I am just a land lubber.

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    1. Carol, the mountains are only five miles away. It is a small country. It does look a bit wild out at sea. The sea here is very sheltered I dread to think what it's like to the west of the Outer Hebrides.

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    2. I can tell you! The ferry has been cancelled more times than I can ever remember. Grey skies pretty much all of the time during the past two weeks.. When the sun does get brave and shine I just have to go out in it and then between the beach and the house where there is no shelter at all, a squall comes over and the wind howls, the rain is torrential and the sleet is just plain nasty! Never boring our weather! For all of that, it is still the best place to live..

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    3. Pat, imagine what is like on your west coast. I don't know how the place survives. Today the ferries are running between Mallaig and the Small Isles. The lady at the croft I'm staying at is upset because her husband was lost at sea and someone in an orange boat is potting his patch.
      Not nice but round here it's mostly incomers.

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  12. A wonderful part of the world to visit...

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    1. Andrew, it is a beautiful place.

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  13. Glad the weather is improving so I can see a bit more of what you see. You have some fine company with the highland cattle, lovely creatures. No doubt they just ignore the dogs.

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    1. Pauline, the weather is worse again.
      The dogs and cattle sniff noses then ignore each other.

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  14. Well, variety makes things interesting. So sun and showers holds your interest.

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    1. Red, I'll have to find an inside task for today. I have run out of dry outer layers.

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  15. They must be very young Highland cattle. The horns have hardly started growing yet. They are just like the Highland folk: gentle and sociable!

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  16. Graham, I guess they are about a year old. There is a much bigger one but he insisted on hiding his head in a hay rack. I'll ask him nicely for a snap.
    The cattle much like the people have little sense of urgency. Gentle and sociable is another interpretation.

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  17. I love the sea Adrian!
    You'll have good steak for dinner :)) good photos of the bull
    Have a good weekend.
    a hug.

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  18. I'm liking how you captured that rock structure in the sea, reminds me so much of nostalgic trips to the west coast of Scotland.

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    1. Jay, I hope to see plenty more as I'll be up here all summer.

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