Monday, 29 November 2010
There was a fresh fall of snow overnight. Boston Stump was visible briefly before it disappeared into the mist :-)
Sunday, 21 November 2010
The view across Loch Lomond to the snowy slopes of Ben Lomond was the first sign of snow we spotted :-)
Friday, 19 November 2010
"Here lies the remains of Charles Mackarter whose fame as an honest man and remarkable piper will survive this generation for his manners were easy & regular as his music and the the melody of his fingers will..."
The MacArthurs of Skye were hereditary pipers to the MacDonalds. The inscription on Charles MacArthur's grave in Kilmuir Graveyard is incomplete. According to legend Charles' son Donald was drowned at sea, leaving the mason unpaid.
Sunday, 14 November 2010
Friday, 12 November 2010
Despite it's size Portree is the capital of the Isle of Skye. The picturesque harbour is home to a small fishing fleet and a salmon farm. :-)
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Wednesday, 10 November 2010
After walking round the pinnacle searching for an easier path I found a well worn track to the top :-) The view down to the hazel grove is quite spectacular.
Sunday, 7 November 2010
Stormhold is a magical kingdom close to the village of Wall in the movie Stardust. Fairy Glen on Skye is one of the many locations used. This rocky pinnacle is visible in several scenes. Do you think I can make it to the top? ;-)
Friday, 5 November 2010
Hereabouts lived the parents of Guy Fawkes of Gunpowder Plot fame, who was baptised in St. Michael-le-Belfrey Church in 1570.
Fawkes was arrested in the early hours of 5th November 1605 after being discovered keeping watch over 36 barrels of gunpowder in the cellars beneath the House of Lords.
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
The Old Man of Storr is hiding in the mist. The 50m high basalt pinnacle was first climbed in 1955 by Don Whillan and James Barber.