Category Archives: Nature

Arrival of Spring

Now don’t get me wrong; I love living in the Highlands (who wouldn’t?). Every day there is something to gaze and marvel at but this last Winter has dragged on, and on, and on…  We had a succession of storms, … Continue reading

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West is Best

Annie and I headed over to Ardnamurchan today for some chill time. I’ve blogged about a committing sea kayaking trip about this peninsula in the past, though today Annie and I were just going for a walk and a bumble; … Continue reading

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A brief gap in the showers last night produced a beautiful double rainbow and in the other direction a fantastic sunset…

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Undisclosed location…

While out paddling with a group on Monday… I was very fortunate to see an Osprey… These birds migrate to Africa every Winter and return to the UK in March/April.  John Wright is passionate about them and blogs regularly about … Continue reading

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Oronsay & Carna

I’ve never been a great reader; although the occasional novel grabs my interest sometimes I have to persevere and struggle with a book to reach its end. My copy of “Life of Pi” unfortunately added to my carbon footprint taking … Continue reading

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Pan-STARRS Comet

Comet C/2011 L4 Pan-STARRS continues to be visible in the Northern sky and last weekend passed visually close to the Andromeda galaxy, M31.   I captured a sequence of twenty, 5 second exposures which were stacked  into the photo below (Click … Continue reading

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Comet C/2011 L4 Pan-STARRS

Comets are unpredictable, at least in my experience.  The scientific press are billing 2013 as being a great year for seeing comets.  Later this year a comet rather unflatteringly called C/2012 S1 (ISON) is predicted to be even brighter than … Continue reading

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