A vigorous hike

As we near the end of our stay at ‘Old Drynie House’ we wanted to spend some time on the open heather covered hills to contrast with our forest and beach walks. The option we […]

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The Battle of Culloden

Impossible… That is how I would characterize my ability to give you even a hint of the significance of this battle. Instead here is a statement from the website: “A powerfully emotive and atmospheric battlefield […]

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Around Inverness

Two days of exploration close to our VRBO resulted in a few more images. A walk out our front door led me to a beach, rich with life. While pointing my lens at a small […]

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Hiking the Highlands

Two days have flown by leaving us with a dizzying array of sights, sounds and smells as we toured Ben Affric and the seaside towns of Portknockie and Cullen. While it wasn’t a ‘Three dog […]

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Around Loch Ness

Settling into Old Drynie House, our VRBO near Inverness, has been a real treat. Monster tulips exploding with colour, towering cedars watching over the property, acres of manicured lawns, trails for hiking, fields of wild […]

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A glimpse of Edinburgh

It won’t take long. Put down your trowel, take off the gardening gloves, make a cuppa and pull up a chair. Many months of planning has gathered some family together for three weeks exploring a […]

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Spring Spring Spring

Environment Canada has served notice that if I don’t publish this post today my title may expire. Forecasts of ice, snow and wind can try one’s patience so here goes with a pictorial essay on […]

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The Bohemian Acrobat

Rumours abound concerning the alcoholic potential of the Bohemian Waxwing. Do berries of the Mountain Ash actually ferment and contain alcohol? Dr. Google certainly says they do. Whether alcohol was involved or not, a recent […]

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Still waiting for spring

My complain-o-meter is normally even keeled but recent ruses by Mother Nature have seen the dial twisted to coil-breaking settings.  Cold, ice, treacherous, bone-breaking…..add your own words to describe our 2023 spring. Measures to reduce […]

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Fickle February.

February tries so hard to be a ‘good month’. She promises blue skies, ‘rime ice’ decaying warm air, an ever-expanding day length, and temps us with water dripping off an ice encrusted eave.   Winter’s […]

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