An ongoing series of photos taken around the Benderloch area of the Scottish West Highlands. If you would like more information about the area, including tourist and "where to stay" info please visit the Benderloch website - link on sidebar. Enjoy the pictures, and remember that if you click on a picture a larger version will open. Steve.
Sunday, July 31, 2005
Took a 'new' walk this evening. To give kids off-road access to the village school the council has just laid a decent surface along part of the old railway line. This picture is looking north from the 'station platform' onto the old track. Its hoped that the whole route of the line - closed in the 1960s - could become part of a long distance cycle route through to Inverness.
Walking along the newly laid track we came across this Slow Worm (Anguis fragilis). Its the first time I've seen one out in the open - usually found under compost heaps or similar places where they can forage for slugs, earthworms and soft bodied invertebrates.
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Monday, July 25, 2005
A pair of barn owls nests on a cliff face near the village. They are quite high up so getting close-ups is difficult. This was taken hand-held with a digital camera using the equivalent of a 210mm telephoto lens. I'll try with film and a tripod sometime (perhaps...) Recently only one bird has been seen so we were wondering if anything had happened to it's mate.