Saturday, 31 December 2011

Hogmanay Hike

We planned a circular walk but the weather wasn't in it.  In fact we nearly got blown off the top of this hill before beating a retreat!

(Yes there is a person on the foothill - but it was the hill in the background, Turnhouse Hill,  that we climbed)

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Fyrish You a Merry Christmas

Easter Ross-Shire, Scotland

Fyrish Monument with Cromarty Firth below

Landward view
 The monument was built in 1782 by order of local landowner and soldier, Hector Munro. It is said to be  based on the gates of the Indian city of Negapatam which he helped subdue.  A work generating scheme, the idea that they rolled the stones back down the hill to double the time it took to build seems to be a fanciful construction!

Monday, 5 December 2011

Snow Sunday 4/12/11

Big excitement on Sunday morning as we woke to lying snow. It adds that extra dimension to those familar scenes.
Polwarth Church and Union Canal

Harrison Park - First Snow

Corstorphine Hill from Craiglockhart Junction

We've not really had any more but it's been very cold and icey.  Last year the snow arrived in late November and stayed with us throughout December.  I'm hoping it's going to be warmer this year!