Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Otters seen beside Ballachulish Bridge

Picture by Libby's family shows The Buchaille Etive Mhor, at the entrance to Glencoe. The Kingshouse Hotel is in the foreground. Picture taken late March 06.

"We had a great time in Scotland. The weather was not so good but that didnt really stop us. It never does. We managed to get up Ben Nevis on a beautiful day and the views were fantastic. We also went over on the ferry from Corran and sat in a hide at the side of Loch Sunart watching seals and looking for otters. No otters there but we finally saw one beside the A82 under the bridge at Ballachuilish!. We loved it over the ferry. We also took a walk round the Lochan in between the showers and we went along the road by the river in Glencoe. We walked round the peninsular at Port Appin and alomg the road on the other side of the bay at Kentallen. We wanted to explore more but the weather was too cold. We don't mind the wet but cold and wet, no thanks. I came back feeling as if I had a good holiday. I have been doing washing all day so need another holiday.We wish we had been before.I hope you like the photos. "

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Wild life success for the white-tailed sea eagles

A record number of 9 young eagles have been seen this year. Get a splendid day tour of Mull looking for wildlife from Richard Atkinson at 01680 300441. They get regular sightings of white tailed sea eagles, golden eagles, divers, Merlin, Peregrine, hen harriers, otters, golden plover, twite, raven, many others.
Going from our cottage, if you take the 9.40 ferry from Lochaline as passengers, Richard will pick you up at Fishnish, Mull. you'll have a wonderful day and he'll get you back for the 5.10 ferry return. Cost is just over £30, no little ones under 8 because there is a little walking to be done.
A day to remember, this one.
Lochside cottage near Glencoe in the Highlands of Scotland
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