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Sunday, July 15 2012

Sunday Walks

June was an incredibly busy month, and as a result Sunday Walks went on to the backburner for a few weeks.  But today we ignored the gathering black clouds above Clachtoll and set off for a Sunday Walk.   We took our usual, favourite route which means we climb very quickly and before long we're out  […]

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Tuesday, June 5 2012

Nothing for ages ....

And then 2 blog posts in one day!It has been such a beautiful day here today - not that warm, as there is a distinct chill in the wind, but beautiful blue sunny skies.  It was due to be a particularly low tide today, so we headed down to Clachtoll beach.This beach is in a constant state of change,  […]

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Sunday, January 29 2012

Sunday Walks

With our visit to Tanera Mor on Friday I got a little behind with dyeing this past week, so I had intended spending the whole weekend in the dye shed, and I did - yesterday!  But today was just glorious, and I'm afraid the hills were calling too strongly for me to ignore.  My ignoring the dye shed  […]

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Tuesday, January 24 2012

Na Dannsairean

We have been treated to the spectacle of the Aurora Borealis over the last few nights.   Perhaps it has not been the incredible display like you get in more northern parts, but a sight nonetheless:[caption id="attachment_4922" align="aligncenter" width="640"  […]

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Sunday, January 22 2012

Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!

Last night we were invited to friends to celebrate a Burns Supper.   I was slightly concerned before leaving, as it is traditional to do a "party piece" at such ceilidhs, and not being one who likes to be the centre of attention I always struggle to think of something to do.  So I was  […]

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Tuesday, December 6 2011

What a difference a few hours make

Sunday afternoon:Monday morning!:I think it is safe to say winter has arrived.  And that black cloud ..... it really did look that black and angry and it was snow laden.

Thursday, November 3 2011


Although we live very close to the sea, and although we often see seals popping their heads up through the water in Lochinver bay, we rarely see seals on the shore.  So it was a real treat today, when driving down to Inverness, to see these seals alongside the bridge which spans the Cromarty Firth.I  […]

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Thursday, August 25 2011

Summer Comes to Assynt

If I'm entirely honest, it hasn't been the best summer that Assynt has ever experienced.  It hasn't been awful, but just a bit ....... bleh!  But this morning summer arrived.  Bright blue skies, sunny and warm, and, the true sign of summer, midges.While working on my shed on the club yarn for next  […]

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Sunday, April 24 2011

Signs of things to come

Today's Sunday Walk was more of a Sunday Amble, as I'm still trying to get my energy levels back to normal after this horrid cold.  Thank you all for your suggestions!  If I tried them all then I wouldn't really be in a fit state to walk anywhere!!Although the countryside is still, on the whole,  […]

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Sunday, April 10 2011

Sunday Walks

February and March can be quite difficult months in Assynt.  By the end of March the land is looking very denuded of both colour and growth.  What little grass there was has long been eaten by hungry, pregnant sheep, and the dried bracken makes the land look very brown.   But magically, when April  […]

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Friday, March 25 2011

A bit of sea air

When I was growing up, I remember feeling rather poorly one day, and it was a day that we were due to have an outing to the beach (I still remember - it was Bloubergstrand).  My parents debated the pro's and con's of cancelling the outing, and in the end it was decided that a bit of sea air would  […]

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Saturday, February 26 2011

Sunny Days

I apologise in advance for the picture heavy post, but the blog has been lacking somewhat in photographs this week, but for a very good cause - there are still a couple of days left for you to make a donation to the fundraising effort being made for the victims of the NZ Earthquake this week.  Jill  […]

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Tuesday, February 22 2011

It's a tough job!

But somebody has to do it.Today started with an early wake up call at 5.30am, a quick cup of coffee and check of e-mails before heading off to Inverness in Mungo.  I drove down on my own today, leaving Stevan behind in peace and quiet for the day. It really wouldn't have been his type of fun today,  […]

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Sunday, February 6 2011

Sunday Walks

After a hectic week throughout with stormy weather has prevailed, we took the opportunity with a break in the weather to step out for fresh air this morning.  We're very fortunate in that we step out of our house and in to the hills.  We don't have to drive anywhere to "go for a walk", and  […]

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Thursday, December 2 2010


Yesterday we had to go to Inverness.   We decided to be brave and venture out into the snow covered landscape.   And we were glad we did.  It was absolutely stunning.[caption id="attachment_3590" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Snow alongside Loch  […]

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Wednesday, December 1 2010


While I appreciate that, for many, snow and ice is not much fun and in some cases is very dangerous, but still - it is so pretty.Icicles have been forming on the rocks pretty quickly in the freezing weather we've been having, and I managed to catch them on film yesterday just as the sun was setting  […]

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Sunday, November 7 2010

The Deer Hunter

Summer is always a busy time for us, but now that Autumn is well and truly here we're trying to get back into the routine of Sunday Walks.  This morning dawned frosty and cold, but bright and sunny, so before the clouds decided to spoil the sky we set off for a walk.The sun was pretty low in the  […]

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Thursday, July 8 2010

Yet another day off!

I know ... 2 days off in one week is extravagant!   But it was such a lovely, sunny day yesterday, and Stevan is on holiday, so we thought we'd make the most of the bright weather and go exploring again.We headed north, starting out on our journey along what visitors to this part of the world  […]

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Monday, May 24 2010

Sunshine (aka mini-holiday part 2)

While exploring the grounds of the David Marshall Lodge Visitor Centre I managed to get a few photographs of the beautiful bluebells which are in full bloom at the moment.I also came across this statue built in recognition of the LumberJills during WWII:Further wanderings through the huge grounds  […]

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Monday, May 3 2010

City Visit

From time to time we have to visit the city of Inverness.  It is a four hour round trip, and isn't an outing we relish as we're really not city folk, but there are compensations - the views along the way:[caption id="attachment_2884" align="aligncenter" width="640"  […]

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