Wednesday, 24 May 2017

A Fascadale Holiday

Rod Marks visited Fascadale for a holiday last November, and these pictures are the result. This one looks west to Meall Buidhe Mor, with the sun catching storm shower clouds over the Outer Hebrides.

This photo was taken at 11.40, with frost still heavy on the ground.

Frost isn't common on Ardnamurchan and, when it does happen, the Highland Council gritters take time to get out here - and then they only grit the 'main' roads. So Rod's comment, "I felt honoured as I was the only soul out at Fascadale," is appropriate. The Moidart Hills are in the background.

This picture of Fascadale in winter sun looks north across Fascadale Bay and a flat calm sea to Eigg and Rum, while....

....this one looks west across a winter landscape to Meall an Fair-eoin.

Rod wasn't short of visitors, this time from the RAF, the 'plane heading in the direction of Loch Sunart. Rod writes, "I don't know if the pilot had time to admire the view as it flashed by, but on a day like this, it must have been spectacular."

Rod also enjoyed visits from the local wildlife. He writes, "Driving back to the cottage after visiting the fair at the Community Centre, these two stags were grazing on the rough ground on the right side of the road, about a quarter of a mile from the cottage."

Rod's last picture is of dawn over Moidart across a flat calm sea, as it was throughout the week he spent in what he describes as, "my favourite place in the universe."

Many thanks to Rod Marks for pictures and story,
with sincere apologies from the Diary that it took so long to post them.

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