Saturday, 30 July 2011


I am back from my month in Scotland where I have been house and dog sitting for an old friend.Ileft on Saturday july 2nd and made it to North Berwick by mid afternoon ,my intention was to take a boat trip to the Bass Rock,home to the worlds largest gannet colony,just missed the 3o clock boat,the 4o clock boat was full and for the 5o clock Iwas the only taker so it was no go.I left the home of the Scottish sea bird centre cursing my luck,but worse was to come,got to Dunkeld on the Tay found a B&B paid the bill up front and strolled into town to replenish my wallet and have a couple of pints.The Bank of Scotland ATM  crashed with my card inside,not a good day ,however had enough for a pint,wrote the B&B a cheque got my cash back,so had enough to get to Thurso.
BASS ROCK from the shore

Before heading north I spent an hour at Loch of the Lowes reserve where there is an Osprey nest site,the birds had nested ,laid three eggs but none had hatched this year.Both birds were still hanging around and Iwas lucky enough to see the male bird fishing.



There were also several red squirrels at the feeders as well as the usual birds.
That is a taste of things to come there will be plenty more soon.

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