Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Wet and Windy Skye

As ever, the weather in Scotland is unpredictable....a weeklong jaunt in our campervan was punctuated by force 8 westerlies and horizontal rain. Still, I did manage to nab a few photos of some of the wildlife the Inner Hebrides have to offer...seabirds galore (you just don't get that down south!), a magnificent adult White-tailed eagle on Rhum, seals and Minke whales...

Oystercatcher, the strong winds providing a fantastic 'hold that pose' moment...

Sulan Goose - I can't imagine what Gannet tastes like, especially as it's usually soaked in brine for a few weeks...surely there must've been something more palatable to eat in olden days!

One of two Bonxies hanging around Waternish Point

Honestly, it was this big... this Minke whale at Neist Point had just 20 seconds before surfaced within my casting distance...I genuinely thought I might hook it!