Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Dundee characters P1040881Murraygate P1040901 Caird Hall P1040921Dundee Murraygate, Caird Hall and infamous characters

Thursday, 26 May 2016

L'Austral & Le Boreal in Mallaig and Skye.

I was slightly confused, thinking that the Ponant explorer ship anchored off Skye was L'Austral and had sneaked in from a different direction. Then another appeared over the horizon from the direction I'd originally expected. It turns out that Le Boreal had sailed down from Kyle of Lochalsh to visit Armadale.



Was this a historic moment that I was observing? Was this the first time the 2 sister-ships had met since Le Boreal returned to cruising? was this her first cruise since repair?



L'Austral arrives
L'Austral arrives DSCF7850


L'Austral
L'Austral arrives DSCF7883


and both ships visible, L'Austral with Le Boreal just visible.
Sister ships DSCF7886

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Cruise Ship 'Ocean Nova'

Ocean Nova in Oban DSCF7791seen in Oban, at the North Pier, today Ocean Nova in Oban DSCF7768

Glen Tarsan

Glen Tarsan in Oban DSCF7777Majestic Line's small cruise ship, Glen Tarsan, in Oban

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Caledonian Canal

Deep water DSCF7718

Pine marten and woodpecker

2 motion activated videos from this week- recorded over 3 consecutive nights. First, the pine marten stealing food from the bird table, watch the technique. Second, the birds arriving early the following morning, looking around warily, I wonder if the pine marten is still nearby?