Round-up of Summer 2006

21 October 2006 Off By nonsavant

After a summer of neglect, this diary is wildly out of date. One of the main reasons for this is that I’ve not been doing much volunteering, but have been working and generally doing other things. Here’s a summery summary:

  • Had a long weekend’s holiday on Skye.
  • Spent most of July house-sitting near Aberfeldy – a great place to enjoy the amazing July weather, although I was worried the water supply was going to run out what with the lack of rain.
  • Spent most of August and September at home, helping my mum move from Glasgow to Orkney.
  • Left Orkney at the end of September to start volunteering again – more on this in a later post.

Various photographs from the summer follow.

Skye (23rd – 28th June)

Sea cliffs on the west coast of Skye

More coastline, with the Western Isles on the horizon

Ruins at Lorgill, which was cleared around 1830

Macleod’s Maidens (sea stacks) in the middle distance, with the Cuillin beyond

House-Sitting at Upper Park, near Aberfeldy (4th – 26th July)

Some of the garden, and some of the view


Borage in flower in the garden

‘Poosie’: deputy house-sitter

Looking north from the top of Schiehallion, a nearby munro

Extreme close-up of an Emerald Moth, spotted on my bedroom wall

Orkney (12th – 27th September)

Orkney coastline

A beautifully-coloured sandstone dyke

Ring of Stenness

Ring of Brodgar