As some will know I am not the biggest fan of summer. Dont get me wrong I love the long daylight hours where the evenings never end or sitting in the sun on a warm day but if truth be told I do find summer days a bit boring. Give me a stormy day any day of the week and I am much happier. August in Scotland finally sees the colours change to something a lot more exciting, golden bracken and purple heather across the hilss with the nights “fair drawing in” makes for a much more impressive landscape. August was again busy for me and quite exciting as I finally bought a new camera body, something I have been planning for about 2-3 years! Patrick with one of the smalles lobsters of the season Adam at the base of the first fall in Cruachcan canyon. This canyon is great if you like, wet slippy sharp rock, sketchy downclimbs, shallow pools, and awkward loose abseils. A long dayMatt at the base of the first fall in Cruachcan canyon
The end of the summer means the Mackerel shoals are huge – 12 rods for 45 mins = approximately 200 fish. Or if your the instructer = lost of killing, hooks in your fingers and blood everywhere! Iona staring down the 200 fish ready for salting Falls of Orchy on the River Orchy. I took this before a great day on the river with Patrick, Dave, Mark and Matt
Heather and Bracken on the summit of Lunga looking North.
The Sound of Luing by night. I have been planning this shot for a while and we finally got some good clear nights in the middle of August. The bright glow is Oban with the yellow patches the villages of Easdale and Cullipool Another panorama from the summit of Lunga looking WestSunset over the Caol in front of the main house at high tide – another shot I’ve been planning for a while.
September for me means a bit of time off so watch this space.