30 Days Wild Plus A Few

So I’ve signed up for the Wildlife Trusts 30 Days Wild in June 2015 and thought I’d write a little blog. I’m starting a little bit early as really conveniently I happen to be travelling north all the way up to Orkney. Should be able to experience some Wild there for sure.

First stop (after an epic 11 hour journey up the motorways of England – urgh) the Crown Inn Hotel in Callander was a very welcome site. As was the River Teith. Salmon or Sea Trout were jumping and bats, swifts, swallows and martins were flying around in the evening. P1150221

The morning was even better a picture postcard day.

The drive through the Cairngorms was spectacular alas there was a ferry to catch so very little time to stop. Did get a glimpse of snow on the slopes above Aviemore.

P1150224Couldn’t pass Inverness without a quick look at the loch and a fairly chilly picnic on the shore watching for Nessie (of course). The drive up the east coast to Stromness was fabulous the sun came out again and the gorse was brilliant yellow.

A simply fabulous evening for a sail across to Orkney.

The sea was calm, the sun shone and the birds flew – gannets, guillemots, fulmars and numerous others nesting on the cliffs of Hoy. The Old Man looking on. P1150238

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