Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Scotland in June

Steve somehow managed to sneak his paraglider into the camper van and even got a couple of small flights in from above the campsite near Oban .

Rachel enjoying the amazingly calm conditions that dominated the first part of our time in Scotland .

And we're off !

Passing the lighthouse on Lismore as we enter the Sound of Mull .

Nearly there....

Coming in to the Coll dock .

Not too much traffic !

A pleasant campsite , though very expensive !...maybe the extra cost was levied due to the unique campsite residents...Corncrakes !

Heavy going through the sandy bit of a lovely circumnavigation of the South section of Coll .

Some of the Machair flowers .

Hogh Bay . 

Enjoying the bikes .

Another bloody cranesbill..

On the move...looking for a wild camp..

Looks pretty wild here...

Yes ! This looks just right...even in the fog.

We made short thrift of that !

Well camouflaged flat-fish .

 Well camouflaged green beetle...until it's not in the grass .

The beautiful coastal scenery .

Sticky insectiverous Sundew .

Near Gallanach .

Sea watching .

And we're off to Tiree .

Balephuil Bay .

Not a bad picnic spot .

The 1.5 km long beach of Traigh Bhi .

Another lovely camping spot...this time one of the 'crofting sites'...well nearly ! The actual official site was just behind the gravel pit in the distance !

Steve managed another flight down off the hill behind the campsite ( the highest point on Tiree...Carnan Mor 141m)  to land next to the van .

One of traditional black houses .

For sale !

Excellent cycling territory...not too many hills !

" We know where you live !"

The croft site near West Hynish .

Another island...Skye !

Stunning views of the Cuillin from the Glenbrittle campsite .

A walk up into Coire Lagan .

The clear waters of the lochan .

The view across Coire Lagan from Sgurr Dearg to Sgurr Alastair...the highest point on Skye .