Friday, 3 October 2008

A visitor on the beach

We're starting to get some Weather here now and the seas have picked up further:


I went down to the beach this morning and found this fellow considering his/her options:

Goose on the beach (1)

Rather sensibly, it decided that discretion was the better part of valour (it was hailing at this point!) and settled down in the shallows:

Goose on the beach (3)

There's a lot of foam washing in:

Foam on the beach

And the Allt Beag is running faster, deeper and wider than I've ever seen it:

Allt beag

(no, I didn't try crossing it! That's the *smaller* of the two!)

Typically the weather cheered up as I climbed back up to the house:

View from the top

And I discovered that we do have hedgehogs round here, though sadly this one appears to have succumbed to the weather:


EDIT: I've been informed by m'learned friends on that it's not a goose, it's actually a first year Whooper swan. Live and learn!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Being lucky enough to live in a small part of the Strathy Point lighthouse (when school hols allow...), you have kept the light shining down in the damp of Manchester with your images...

Thank you...

PS. Roll on the 25th when we will return...