Thursday 29 October 2009

Canna - day 3 - Garrisdale Point

upside down waterfall, Canna

Haslam & Dun nam Berbh, Canna

Haslam and Dun nam Berbh, Canna

Dun nam Berbh is in the foreground, attached to Canna at low tide. Haslam in the far distance is separated by water.

Monday 26 October 2009

Rum - day 8 - Hallival

steep scramble to Hallival summit
Hallival from Askival's north ridge

Sunday 25 October 2009

Saturday 24 October 2009

Wednesday 21 October 2009

Monday 19 October 2009

Monday 12 October 2009

Sunday 11 October 2009

Muck - day 2 - Around Muck to Beinn Airein

road out of Port Mor
grave and stone circle & Eilean nan Each

Eilean Aird nan Uan, Muck

Eilean Aird nan Uan
A tidal island reaching out to the impressive Eilean nan Each (Horse Island).

Saturday 10 October 2009

Muck - day 1 - Port Mor

crossing to Muck on the smaller ferry
the warm bunkhouse at Muck

Eilean Chathastail, Eigg

Eilean Chathastail, Eigg
Also known as Castle Island, narrowly parted from Eigg. As seen from the standby CalMac ferry as we chunter on to Muck.

Monday 5 October 2009

Raasay - day 3 - Temptation Hill

work day - internet access in the shop can only be used after the Post Office closes at one - "Raasay is like Skye used to be" - a dog takes us for a walk, leading us all the way home - collapsed pines form an eerie forest - a slow connection afternoon

Outdoor Photography Island Journal Pt 3

The latest installment is on Seil, in Outdoor Photography Issue 119 Nov-09.

Sunday 4 October 2009

Raasay - day 2 - Dun Caan

from the top of Dun Caan
next door's chiming clock - autumn forest - boggy moorland track to Dun Caan - a deep, burbling voiced Grouse - tiers of water - a black bunny - gravel path descent - Holoman Island in the nick of time - Liz and her runner beans

Holoman Island, Raasay

Holomon Island
Looking down on the small tidal island from high up on Raasay. Skye looms behind.

Saturday 3 October 2009

Raasay - day 1 - Inverarish

CalMac ferry to Raasay

wake up, the weather is so bad we wonder if we'll make it to Raasay - ferry on amber alert - three cars line up - we board as the sun breaks through - 25 min walk beneath our packs to Inverarish - large, chilly house; mysterious cellar - trees, lots of trees

Friday 2 October 2009

Skye - day 14 - Sleat

the road to Aird, Skye
"you can't come on a bus with a £20 note" - Armadale - coffees at The Shed cafe - Grumpy George - the amazing Bay Pottery - paintings of Skye made to look like Greece - Ardvasar - walk the big dipper road to Aird - out of energy, with the rain hardening we turn back - the unexpected delight of the nature trail - Martina Navratilova drives us home

Eilean Sgorach

Eilean Sgorach
A roughly crenellated rock near Ardvasar, Skye.

Eilean Maol

Eilean Maol, Skye
Next to Eilean Sgorach, in the distance, looking out from Rubha Phoile.

Thursday 1 October 2009

Skye - day 13 - Camasunary to Sligachan

lunch by Lochan Dubha
bus ride with a wasp - repeat walk to Camasunary - low route through the mountains to Sligachan - waterfalls & dry river beds - less grandiose moorlands - Sligachan bridge: two photographers with tripods - a butcher's pie