Boat with red sails
On a recent jaunt out into the Forth Estuary to visit the Isle of May, we were not far from Anstruther harbour when we spotted this lovely wee boat with red sails. The boat was called the ‘Sunset Angel’ (what a cracking name!) The River Forth is a popular place for sailing, with a number of sailing clubs and marinas on its shores.
Here it is sailing towards North Berwick Law in East Lothian.
I was in Ullapool on the spring for the Adult Feis. What a fantastic weekend – there were countless opportunities for taking landscape photos around Ullapool. it’s a very photogenic place. The weekend was also packed with music, friends and fun, with a fantastic line up of musicians teaching and performing, and some lively sessions going on late into the night.
And someone even thought to lay on sunshine for the weekend. Perfect!
This was one of the more tranquil moments from the trip:
Yachts in the bay at Ullpool in the Scottish Highlands
What a beautiful spot to moor a wee boat!
Autumn in Perthshire, Scotland
A question I’ve been asked regularly about Taransay is “Where does the ferry go from?” One of the lovely things about this wee island in the Highlands is that there is no regular ferry service. It’s possible to find people who will take you across the Sound from Harris. Or you can BYOBoat.
There’s a small jetty at Paible. The beach on the South West of the island makes for a very attractive port!
The island transport – a quad bike and trailer – appeared a few years ago.
Sand dunes at Paible on Taransay in the Highlands of Scotland
Quad bike on Taransay in the Outer Hebrides
I spotetd this lovely old boat on the shore at Ballachulish. It took me a while to find an angle where I could take the photo without the huge and rather unsightly ‘for sale’ sign on the deck spoiling the picture.
Anyone want to buy a beautiful boat??
Yacht on the shores of Loch Leven, in the Scottish Highlands
This one is another suggestion for the Moving Red Gallery, and, Niall, I’m afraid I’ve cheated a wee bit on this one . It could hardly be called an action shot, but it’s certainly something I don’t personally do!
On my jaunt down to Cramond after Tuesday’s storm, I arrived at the harbour just as the last of the yachtsmen were heading into the boat club. They left behind this lovely array of yachts – evidence of the activity that I’d just missed!
Dusk over the Forth estuary at Cramond Harbour, Edinburgh
Ooops…normal blog service has been disrupted by chilling out on Mull. I don’t know where the time has gone in the last couple of days.
On the trip over, I had a couple of hours in Oban. There’s a cracking old boat, half sunk in the harbour, and all riddled with colour.
I went to Mull on the Fishnish ferry for the first time this week. It’s looking lovely (and rather red) after a new coat of paint.
Fresh colour on a CalMac ferry in the Scottish Highlands
I was lucky to catch the light with this one…there was a lot of heavy rain and cloud on the drive up. The rain stopped, and the evening sun popped out just after we pulled into Port Appin to catch the Lismore ferrry