18 Jan 2013

One year on - another sunny day in Glenelg!

Today while there are red and yellow snow warnings (oh no, don’t touch the yellow snow!!) all over the UK Glenelg basks in yet another sunny day. (Though there is still snow on the hills all the time.) A year ago we woke on our first morning living in Glenelg and funnily enough it was sunny then too. According to locals 2012 was just about the best weather Glenelg has had in living memory especially when you consider what the rest of the UK had. Could Glenelg become the Scottish Rivier in the near future?! Possibly not but there no complaints from us for our first year here. Now, if we could just turn the temperature up a bit it would be even better.

Heading up the hill
Top of the Mam Ratagan Pass
The view from the Mam
The Five Sisters of Kintail

13 Jan 2013

Stargazing in Glenelg

I could say "Stargazing Live in Glenelg" but as most of it (in our case) is done on the way back from the Glenelg Inn it's more a case of "Stargazing, barely standing upright, in Glenelg"!!
Anyway, after a fairly wet and windy first week of the year, last week gave us a few of those brilliant Glenelg days when everyone and their dogs were out and about, walking on the beach and enjoying the blue skies and sunshine. The other thing noticeable was the stunning night sky. The “dark skies” around Glenelg give a great opportunity to stargaze and, just coming up to a year since we moved here, we are still gobsmacked every time we walk home on a clear night. I think the added attraction of silence on a calm, clear night on the West Coast just add to the “WOW” experience and it’s one of the reasons winter visitors come to Glenelg. I must get out the camera instructions and check how I take a photo of the stars. Meantime this is one I took earlier of the Moon. From outside the Lodge with a handheld camera!

ps: Happy New year!!