Strome Castle near Lochcarron

Posted by on Dec 14, 2010 in Northwest Highlands | 3 Comments

I found myself in the right place at the right time on Sunday.   The sea at  Strome Castle was genuinely like a mirror, providing some excellent photographic opportunities.

Thawing

Posted by on Dec 9, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

As I write a steady thaw has set in, bringing to a close a fortnight of persistently subzero temperatures. It feels like spring but it is anything but. By the end of next week the forecasters predict that we will once again be in the icy grip of winter. This is a mere mild interlude […]

What a start to the winter

Posted by on Dec 6, 2010 in Ski | One Comment

Test run of an improvised pulk at the Slochd Nordic Ski Centre Back in 2008 I embarked on a skitour from my front door. My excitement at doing so was tempered by a hint if sadness that in this age of warming temperatures I may be grabbing the last chance to make such a journey. The […]