Scottish Highlands 2022

Welcome to the Scottish Highlands 2022 post, our annual visit to Scotland. This year the weather was typically Scottish. Sun, showers, sun, heavy rain, showers etc.

The conditions did provide for some interesting cloud. As this was a holiday and not a photographic trip there won’t be any amazing sunset (or sunrise) vistas. At this time of year your looking at sunrise around 4.30am and sunset around 10.00pm.

Here’s an example of the sort of things I did capture:

It’s a standing joke in the family that the holiday hasn’t started until we get a shot of Stac Pollaidh (or as anyone not from Scotland calls it – Stac Polly).

The above shot shows one of the small island ferries on the right with a visiting sailing ship on the left. The sailing ship was moored up in Ullapool but moved before I could get a shot of it.

The next two shots are from Loch Ewe. The metal sculpture of the soldier on look out links back  to the Second World War when the Loch was used as an assembly point for the Russian artic convoys.


Here we see a typical Highland mountain and road scene:

Sometimes you get a scattering of sheep across the roads.

We didn’t see too many deer on this visit. Depending on your point of view that can be a good thing or a bad thing. They can present good photo opportunities but can also be hazard to road users. In the past we have had to swerve around a stag that suddenly jumped into the middle of the road.

This was as close as I got to a sunset photo without causing too much family disruption. We’ve enjoyed an evening or two sat on that bench, however on this occasion it was a bit too breezy for that.

We have had better (and worse) weather on our Scottish holidays. On the bright side between the memory of covid and everything else going on at the moment we are fortunate to enjoy a week away.

Rain or shine the time always seems to fly by and we find ourselves heading home too soon…

 

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