Clachtoll and Surrounds, 23rd-27th May 2012

The Return to the Campsite of the Chickens...

Inverpolly reflected on Loch C¨l Drommanan, late on 23rd May 2012

 

Morning beach trip, 24th May 2012

 

Toddling up Quinag

 

Picnic and play break, half way up Spidean C˛inich on Quinag. We didn't go any higher this day!

 

Retreating back to the beach

 

The Black Pearl? An odd mirage at Clachtoll, evening of 24th May 2012

 

Seabirds at Achmelvich, 25th May 2012

 

A refreshing dip...

 

Almost too warm on the beach for woolen coats...

 

There seem to be lots of sand eels this year

 

I went with Dad for a coastal scramble and geological trip. This inlet marks a significant fault line in the Lewisian Gneiss, and has a deep sea cave at the back of it

 

Visitors are advised to duck when exiting the cave

 

Achmelvich Hydro Project

 

A fine vintage

 

Enjoying a cuddle with farfar

 

Back on the beach at Clachtoll, 26th May 2012

 

A rare sighting of the Sutherland Greater-Striped Sand Freya...

 

...and its close relative, the Dual-Spaded Beach Isla

 

Walking between Clachtoll and Stoer bays

 

Gull eggs

 

Alltan na Bradhan Mill, 27th May 2012

 

Port Alltan na Bradhan

 

Ovine tragedy at Port Alltan na Bradhan

 

Dragonflies

 

A final beach visit at Achmelvich before heading home!

 

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