Saturday, 26 December 2009

Having a Winter Break

The cold and snowy weather is lovely but tonight I want a break and so here are some photos from summertimes past.

This first photo could be an advert for Caledonian MacBrayne and their Oban to Mull ferry which is named, unsurprisingly, “The Isle of Mull”.  In the immediate background is the island of Kerrera which shelters Oban bay.  Mull is in the distance.

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The second below is of the same ferry taken a few seconds earlier as it entered Oban bay.   The hills in the distant background are Morven and the low dark island (at same height as the ferry) is Lismore

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This could almost be the Caribbean but – surprise, surprise it isn’t.  Scotland again! The lovely island of Iona.

 

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Sailing in the silvery Sound of Mull with Morven in the background.

 

Shock!!  A photo which isn’t of Scotland but may be a Shetland pony foal, dead to the world in the blazing Devon sun at the Dartmoor Pony Centre.SB_135079741

Now I must return to the reality of winter: freezing outside; warm as a pie inside and that’s absolutely fine.

4 comments:

  1. I particularly like the picture of the sailing boat and the way the water is reflecting the sun.

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  2. Nice. We are planning some island-hopping this coming Summer. Even when it rains it's fun. Not too keen on the gale-force winds though

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  3. Andrew

    Are your plans firmed up at all? Do you know where you're visiting?

    Should be brilliant. I envy you.

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  4. Great photos. I have made many visits to Iona, and I'm quite sure that colour of water is not found anywhere else in the world...beautiful.

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