|Skate egg case: by the wind sailors; pottery; bottle stoppers and more stuff to clutter up the house!|
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Sunday, 26 February 2017
Saturday, 25 February 2017
|The left hand picture shows blades and the right hand picture shows a rosette of kyanite in a thin metamudstone interbed near the top of the Jura quartzite.|
|Cubic crystals of pyrite.|
Up and away promptly so as to catch the best of the day's weather. There was a glorious light on the sea as we walked on round the coast past the Singing Sands and great views of three otters playing in the surf.
|First the paw prints - then the ripples and then the family of three.|
Friday, 24 February 2017
It appears there was rather a lot of rain overnight....the car parking was submerged and the beach looked more like an outwash plain! Walked along to the north of the beach through the dunes and then along the beach crossing the river where it entered the sea.
|The wreck on the beach just as the tide reached it.|
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
A duller day was forecast so we stopped off at Bridgend while there was some degree of light for photography. The snowdrops were over, but still a good display.
|Bridgend woods; scarlet elf cups, Jew's ear fungus and snowdrops.|
|The cemetery was completely overgrown ....but very atmospheric.|
Monday, 20 February 2017
..and continuing from the previous post...
|The stock at Ardnave farm ...always in good condition.|
|A moist morning!|
|The middle pictures are of a 'mass stranding' of by the wind sailors -|
we've found single ones but never in this number on a wrack line.
A drizzly day with a few clear spells. Off around Ardnave.....this little walk never fails to provide plenty of interest. Infact so much I'll have to split the blog into two!
|I never can resist a good wave!|
|View from our picnic lunch; oystercatchers and sanderling.|
|Goose barnacles on an American buoy - probably from a tuna long-liner.|
Sunday, 19 February 2017
A lovely, if not a tad damp, walk near Lochgilphead to see the cup and ring carvings. A short walk through the 'Scottish Rainforest'....lots of mosses, lichens and liverworts. No one is sure what the markings are but they are between 4000 and 5000 years old and are very striking.