Along the riverside – a calming walk by a Scottish River. We are fortunate that (barring pandemics), the TMMA household get to have at least a couple of breaks a year in the Scottish Highlands. There are vistas galore to explore, in the car, by bike, walking or even if you like trekking over mountains (which I don’t really do).
The views change with the light, the weather and the seasons. On our last visit one very warm and sunny afternoon I managed to spend some time along the river bank. Away from the tourist hotspots you may not actually come across anyone else.
Being one to burn easily I have to be careful how much time I spend in the sun. On this particular walk I took advantage of the numerous areas of shade and just listened to the water.
I took in the sights and sounds as I slowly ambled along. The water rippling over the rocks, the sheep baaing (hope that’s a word) away in the fields. The wind rustling the branches of the trees and keeping things cool.
The water looked very inviting but I refrained from paddling.
Ok so no competition winners here but that doesn’t matter.
Glorious surroundings, great weather and a camera in hand… what more could you want?
We regularly go away for a Scottish holiday. If you’ve ever been to Scotland you will know the weather can be …unpredictable. You might need everything from suncream to a raincoat in a single day.
Our recent getaway just as lockdown restrictions were being lifted resulted in a nice break. So grateful to be able to go on holiday we weren’t really too bothered about the weather. After all there isn’t much you can do about it anyway.
While sunshine would have been nice it really seemed to elude us.
The above scene was typical for the week. From a photographic point of view the light was flat. Here is another example:
Apart from a lack of decent light for photo purposes we had a good holiday and enjoyed ourselves.
The slight drawback of going anywhere on holiday in the UK is you never know what the weather will do. In the past we’ve been camping and it’s rained for a week. Equally we’ve had glorious sunshine and everything in between. In a normal holiday season that is one reason people tend to go abroad. You have a much better chance of it being warm and sunny.
Unfortunately this has been anything but a normal season, as anyone working in tourism and anyone taking a holiday will testify.
To finish on a more upbeat note here is the final picture for this post:
This little chap had an itch that needed scratching…
Whatever and wherever you may go on holiday this year enjoy yourself.
Highlands 2018 gallery has been added to the 12 Pics section after a recent visit.
You never really know what sort of weather you will get in Scotland. You could get rain, sleet, snow and sunshine all in one day.
Our last trip saw some lovely sunshine with warm temperatures.
We also had some cloud making for very overcast conditions. As the light changed the colour of the water also changed from a nice blue to a dull grey.
Not much you can do about the weather so enjoy what light there is and if doubt click away. You can always hit the delete button later 🙂
Highlands 2018 can be found here.