Rocks on the shore on Iona
We had a fantastic trip to Iona at the end of a recent trip to Mull. After torrential rain and floods during the week, and another bout of heavy snow on the mainland, Friday’s forecast looked hopeful, so we took off for the day, and caught the early ferry cross from Fionnphort. We were treated to a day of spring sunshine. It was wonderful to feel a bit of heat in the sun.
We walked around some of the island’s coastline, from the beach at the north end, to Camas Cuil an t-Saimh (the Bay at the Back of the Ocean) which is a huge beach on the west side of Iona. I loved the variety in the shoreline of each beach. The reds in this gneiss created another excuse for a photo!
I had to go down to Newhaven today to have my laptop repaired. It was such a lovely day I decided to go on the bike and take the camera with me. It was sunny and still (and very cold!) – the shore in Leith was looking particularly lovely .
There’s always something ibteresting to photograph while we’re waiting for the wee ferry to arrive from Port Appin. I love these colourful stones on the shore at the North of the island.
Happy summer holidays
Waves on a Highland beach, Scotland
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
Yesterday the Innertube Map was launched online as thunder rumbled overhead and a downpour hit the city.
I’m one of 11 volunteers who have been working on creating a series of blog stories, which relate to the different lines and stops on the map. We’ve been learning how to use a raft of technology, and some of the ins and outs of good blogging. Now that the map is live, members of the public can also add their own posts, videos, audio or photos.
I decided to go out and mark day one of the online map by taking my bike and camera down one of the Innertube routes that I haven’t been along in a very long time. I headed down the brown line, and made my way to Cramond boat club, just as dusk was falling.
In contrast to the earlier torrential rain and thunderstorms, it was a lovely still evening, with just a hint of colour in the sky.
Sunset over the Forth estuary at Cramond, Edinburgh
Two tiny figures on the beach in Portobello, getting a good sandblasting in the recent gales.
Sandstorm on Portobello beach, Edinburgh
The island in the background is Inchkeith, and the hills of Fife are just visible on the horizon