Raasay Island

Granola, Orange juice, milk and a spoon makes a good start to the day. Oh yes and some coffee to crank us up. Off we drive for about 30 min. to a ferry that will take us for a 25 min. ride across to Raasay Island.

Though the skies look threatening it turned out to be a glorious, sunny day with little wind unless you were near the sea.

A five km. walk from the ferry landing took us along rocky shores, sheep paddocks, open forest and a small lake to return into the town and the distillery.

Rhododendrons were in full bloom and seemed to grow well right along the sea. It was a glorious sight.

This hill leading down to the sea was textured with small steps all rich with green grass and of course the ever present spiky and yellow gorse.

Some of the sheep paddocks were rimmed with rock fences covered with many years of lichen and moss growth.

I was able to snag a few bird pictures along the route.

A Song Thrush busy digging for food in the lawn of the distillery.

I think this Eurasian Oystercatcher must have had a nest close by as it flew in circles above us making a great rumpus when we walked along the beach.

Pretty sure this is a Gray Heron standing motionless as it waited for something to eat at the edge of a small lake.

After a great discussion abut Raasay Scoth and a cup of coffee at the distillery we headed back to our VRBO with take out fish and chips.

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  1. Jan May 24, 2023 at 5:13 pm #

    What more can I say….thanks Trent! The pictures are stunning and I’m amazed at the amount of walking you and your crew do.

  2. Nola Leighton May 24, 2023 at 4:55 pm #

    Looks like a marvellous holiday is happening. Love the vibrant green and those ancient stone walls. The Rhododendrons are so gorgeous! And, as always, your bird shots are unbelievable. Thanks for taking us to Scotland through your camera lens.

  3. Charles May 24, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

    No one captures the birds like you!
    It’s like we are getting to know these flyers in a completely new way.

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