Friday, 17 January 2014

Glens and peaks...

The weather today was a lot better than forecast with the predicted showers skirting the island and cloud billowing around the high tops but never closing in.  It was a glorious day for photographs and I took a visiting photographer on a journey through the big glens and over the Saddle.  We were treated to a flypast by a couple of golden eagles, and some great views of a bachelor herd of red deer stags. My wildlife photos are useless but hopefully my landscapes will stand up to a bit of scrutiny!  My photographer companion Ann Holmes' photos on the other hand are astonishing, follow this link to see the photos she took during her visit to Arran including on her day out with me

The morning mist clinging to Cir Mhor as we set off up Glen Sannox

The Sleeping Warrior resting in the clouds. 

The view along the ridge from The Saddle. 

Looking south to Glen Rosa with the low winter sun in our eyes. 

The classic view to Cir Mhor from Glen Rosa

Thursday, 2 January 2014

First Goatfell of the Year.

We ventured out in a weather window today to have a look at Goatfell.  The so called break in the weather was wet windy and wild, but not as apocalyptic as it has been recently. Another storm is forecast for tomorrow.

There was some wet snow lying about on the summit and the Stacach Ridge. It is quite deep in places, and also quite soggy.