Monday, 29 November 2010

Boston Stump in the Snow

snow in Boston, Lincolnshire

There was a fresh fall of snow overnight. Boston Stump was visible briefly before it disappeared into the mist :-)

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

The view across Loch Lomond to the snowy slopes of Ben Lomond was the first sign of snow we spotted :-)

Ben Lomond

Friday, 19 November 2010

The Grave of Charles MacArthur

"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

Scottish Rainbow

Rainbow in Scotland

I spotted this rainbow close to Kyle of Lochalsh on the way home from the Isle of Skye :-)

Rainbow in Scotland

Friday, 12 November 2010

Portree, Isle of Skye

Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye

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. :-)

Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Fairy Glen

path up the rocky pinnacle, Fairy Glen

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.

Fairy Glen, the view from the top

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Stardust: Kingdom of Stormhold

Fairy Glen, Isle of Skye

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? ;-)

Fairy Glen, Stardust, Isle of Skye

Friday, 5 November 2010

Guy Fawkes

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

The Old Man of Storr, Skye

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.

Monday, 1 November 2010

The Clock at Belton House

the clock tower at Belton House
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