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.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

December sunset

This was taken from the same location as the "big wave" picture below. Its December 14th and still stormy, but now its heavy showers with sleet. The view is looking just west of south over Tralee Bay, Benderloch. The dark land in the distance is the island of Kerrera, across from Oban bay. I took it at about 3:15pm. Posted by Picasa

Big wave

This is a telephoto shot taken from Keil Crofts, Benderloch on a stormy afternoon in December. The wave breaking over the headland doesn't look too big but it's over half a mile away and I certainly wouldn't like to have been standing close by! Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 15, 2006

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Benderloch Christmas Cards on sale.

These are my Christmas cards which are on sale at Munros "The Pink Shop" in Benderlcoch.This one is a view of the village from Ben Lora.

Connel Bridge snow scene - this one has been popular since I started these cards six years ago.

A new card for 2006 - the view from Connel Bridge looking east along Loch Etive towards Ben Cruachan.

Ford Spence Court in Benderloch village.

Ben Lora forest.

The Lynn of Lorn nursing home.

St. Modan's Church, Benderloch. Another long-standing favourite.

Looking across Keil crofts to the Morvern hills.

Loch Etive, Ben Cruachan and "The Pippin".

Sheep grazing besides the beach track, Benderloch.

Gate in snow.

New for 2006. The track to the beach.

Tralee Bay, looking towards Mull.

The above cards are available from Munros Shop, Benderloch.
Pack of five cards + envelopes for £2.99

"Summer" in October.

Looking east over Tralee Bay. The forested lower slopes of Ben Lora in the distance. Posted by Picasa
It might have been October - but it was warm enough for swimming in the sea! Tralee beach, Benderloch. Posted by Picasa
Looking across the dunes at the west end of Tralee beach. The cliffs in the centre are at the base of Ben Lora and I'm told they mark end of an ancient lava flow from the volcanic Ben Cruachan which is about 10 miles away. The main road between Oban and Fort William runs below the cliffs. Benderloch village is hiding on the left of the picture.
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Friday, December 08, 2006

Beach Figures

A simple shot into the sun on Tralee beach. I like the way the figures are barely defined appearing to walk into a future as a small boat sits nearby on the sand. Taken Oct 06. Posted by Picasa

A bit of rain

Late October. Driving home afetr a day in Edinburgh it started to rain ... Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 29, 2006

One minute of tranquillity Tralee Bay

Simple views over a Scottish seascape on a warm, July evening. Relax as you listen to the gentle waves.

Press the > arrow and relax as you watch and listen
to the gentle waves.

(NB this is a bit experimental for me so don't expect BBC quality!)

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Prehistoric site

Went out the other day to look at a local group of stone circles. Only a few stones are standing so I've drawn a line to roughly show where an inner and outer circle seem to be.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Its been a while

Following reports of my abduction by aliens I'm pleasded to report a safe return to the blogging community via this prehistoric site in Benderloch. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Canoes at the Falls of Lora.

The Falls of Lora and Ben Cruachan from Connel Bridge.

Canoes at Connel Bridge

Sorry I've not posted any pictures recently but I've been unwell. Here's are some I took back in March when tides were very high and canoeists made the most of the Falls of Lora.

These pictures, taken from Connel Bridge shows the "Falls" - caused by an underwater cliff and a canoe braving the rapids. (These are best viewed enlarged as the canoe is a bit small - just click the picture.)

Safely out on the other side!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

The snow covered forest on Ben Lora seen from our front door. (Composite panoramic picture with a little artistic licence to put a bit of blue into a boring sky.)

March 12th snow in Benderloch.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

A slightly different view of Connel Bridge with "the falls" in full spate and a lorry just fitting onto the bridge.

Friday, March 03, 2006


The view of the Isle of Mull from Connel Bridge (zoom lens). This was a week when it stayed cold with winds and snow showers from the north-west. As often happens in these conditions the snowfalls stayed mainly to the west of Loch Linnhe and we had very little on the eastern shores of the loch.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

After a few mild days its got colder and there was snow on Ben Cruachan above the two thousand foot mark today. Picture taken as I was stopped at roadworks on the way home from Oban.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Historic Pix No.2

Historic comparisons. The view south down the main road out of Benderloch in the early 1900s, and the same view in 2006.

The house on the left was the store and Post Office - notice the doorway is now a window. The building in the distance is the "old" Campbell Memorial Hall which is now a house.

The Hall was built in memory of John Campbell "The Ledaig Bard", a famous teacher/pastor/poet/postman who held a weekly Sunday school in a cave above the sea shore.In late 2005 the road, now the A828 trunk road, was widened and resurfaced.

Lismore Ferry

Sorting through a few pictures on this cold January evening, I came across this view of the Lismore to Port Appin passenger ferry taken last summer. The boat is being piloted by my friend Allan, who had spotted me plus camera/tripod and positioned his berthing perfectly! Its a short crossing, about five minutes from the north end of the island to the mainland a few miles north of us. There's a car ferry which connects Lismore with Oban from further south down the island.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Loch Awe and Kilchurn Castle.

I had a trip out to the Loch Awe area on Monday. This is the view towards Ben Lui (with a little snow). The railway line to Glasgow runs along the loch side and past Kilchurn Castle. An hour later it was sleeting and windy!

A zoomed shot towards the castle. The little bridge over the railway is at the end of Lochawe station platform and the parked carriage is actually a restaurant.

A bit closer to the castle and the view from the front garden of the house I visited.The catkins are good this year.
SJE 2006