Thursday, 22 August 2013

Clearing Skies and a Blocked Road

The weather, as it has a habit of doing, decided to change overnight.  The mists of yesterday thinned as the evening progressed....

....allowing a moon one day past full to rise across a calm sea.  Upper picture looks across the Sound of Mull to the telecommunication masts at Glengorm, this one was taken looking southeast across the mouth of Loch Sunart to Morvern.

By sunrise the last of the mist had almost gone, though much of the sky remained overcast.  In this picture, a creel boat is seen working just off Mingary Pier, with the twin peaks around Stellachan Dubha beyond.

This morning we had to drive along the winding, single-track road to Acharacle, just under an hour away, which took us past Camas nan Geall, a brilliant setting with the sun out and a yacht anchored in the bay.

The road took us past the site of the new Ardnamurchan Distillery where a large mobile crane is lifting parts into place.  This crane wasn't too popular yesterday as it slipped off the road on its way in, blocking it for several hours.  Those in a hurry to get off the peninsula had to take the ferry from Kilchoan to Tobermory and then cross back to the mainland from either Fishnish or Craignure.  The same road was blocked by a lorry on Sunday, but for a much shorter time.

1 comment:

  1. I have just stumbled across your blog, wonderful pictures and a beautiful part of the world. I shall return (especially when the distillery is producing)