The Ardnamurchan Estate website is here.
Sunday, 15 January 2017
Saturday, 14 January 2017
I feel that an apology is due as it had been my expressed opinion that the centre of the universe spent several months of its winter in utter darkness, unlike Ormsaigbeg which has the privilege of watching superb sunrises like this morning's on almost every day of the year.
Spotting the unusual is very exciting but there are times when it's good to remind oneself that there is also great beauty in the very ordinary.
Friday, 13 January 2017
here - is working with BT on the roll-out of next generation broadband which, we hope, means that we might get our superfast broadband by the new target date, March, the project having slipped from its original date of September of last year.
Many thanks to Dave for the photo.
In fact she seems to have been seeking shelter for the night from what has been a fairly strong northerly, and she remains anchored under the lee of Ben Hiant this morning. She's a British general cargo ship, 2,281grt, launched in 2012 and en route to Eikefet in Norway, where she's due today. She's in ballast, so it may be that her master is waiting to round the north of Scotland, where conditions are poor, but it's unusual for a modern ship to waste time like this.
Thursday, 12 January 2017
The local flocks of sheep are fed sugar beet pellets throughout the winter, and Hughie was down with his animals. They spend their lives enjoying the grass and seaweed around the bay. Two of his ewes were missing, a blackface which seems to spurn the extra feed, and a prized cheviot cross. We searched the back of the bay for them, the blackface being found quite happily by itself but, sadly, the cheviot was lying dead in some marsh grass with no sign of the reason for its early demise.