Thursday, 28 March 2013

Sue is South Again

Sue is away just now for another of her visits to Kent to see her Mum and English friends. I dropped Sue off at Kyle of Lochalsh station yesterday evening. I am left here with rather a lot of visitors to welcome, and rather a lot of washing and ironing to cope with, but no doubt I'll manage with Cupar's help... hmm....

Sue takes the scenic rail trip to Inverness then the overnight sleeper to London. She sent me this picture of the sun setting, taken shortly after leaving Kyle. The weather here has been wonderful for some weeks now. Skye in spring sunshine is just fabulous!

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Boots On Again

That's walking boots, not wellies!

I have been all too aware that I have not been dividing up my time very well in the past few months. Refurbishment work at Loch View has taken precedence over almost everything else, and certainly the hills and coasts of Skye have not seen my presence for several months.

With Loch View now substantially finished, I was determined to get back to having fairly regular forays onto the moors, and with the weather yesterday being especially pleasant, I decided that the beds in the allotment could wait for another day to be dug over, and I set off with my Garmin and my camera.

I didn't go far - I'm a bit out of condition for tough walking - but one doesn't need to climb much of a hill to get great views or go many miles away from a road to see places that almost no human ever visits. So here are a couple of my pictures from yesterday, taken near Balmeanach, about 5 miles from Roskhill Barn.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Loch View Open for Business

Our first holiday visitors arrive at Loch View tomorrow, and I am pleased to report that bookings have been brisk, though there are currently a couple of weeks vacant in April and a couple of short breaks in July and August. You can book online... here

Here are the latest pictures (mostly taken today). And from now on I promise I will post items that are not entirely Loch-View related!