Thursday, 3 January 2013

Glencoe reflections

We had a great sea kayaking trip on Loch Leven with Paddle Lochaber back in September. A great introduction to sea kayaking for Simon.

I really liked the location of this house...

We really couldn't have asked for more perfect conditions. All good.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Late summer at Troup Head

Usually I go to Troup for the gannets, but on this trip the insects were equally fascinating.

I've never seen so many burnet moths in one place before!

A lot of the gannets had left, and the chicks that were left were mostly close to fledging.

There was still the odd smaller chick. I wonder when the last ones fledged? As I sprained my ankle right after this visit, I haven't been back to Troup since, so I don't know when the last birds left the cliffs to overwinter out at sea.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Troup again

A look back at some photos from the last summer, all taken at Troup Head.