Monthly archives "January 2018"

Paddling Aigas Gorge


I spent a very enjoyable day with a group of Highland Photographers led by Donald McPherson from Explore Highland paddled along Aigas Gorge.

The weather was commonplace – not quite four seasons in one day…. We had plenty of sunshine and it was very mild for January, apart from during the odd squally shower!! This made for a great variety of light to photograph in.

aigas gorge

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Flying Squirrels


The guys I share the local hide with have done a great job setting up some jumps for the local squirrels to ‘work for’ their treats. This has resulted in flying squirrels.

They are cheeky, brave little lads and lasses, inquisitive and entertaining.

Here’s the latest shots of the flying squirrels, plus a robin and a very cheeky squirrel.

Flying Squirrels

New wheels


Here’s the first glimpse of our new wheels!

As well as our trusty, all-wheel-drive Subaru Outback which gets us around off the beaten track in great style, we now have a brand new 8 seater Minibus.

It is also stylish – a Mercedes Vito Tourer with a smooth 7G-Tronic automatic gearbox, turbocharged engine, comfort suspension and comfort leatherette seats. This all makes for an incredibly smooth and quiet ride.

We picked up the van last week; I drove it up from London, so it has 600 miles on the clock and is not at all clean! It is sat on the drive covered in snow right now, waiting to be cleaned.

We are looking forward to taking groups of up to six on tour with us around Scotland and The Highlands in the Vito. Here’s a couple of snaps, not at all good quality – from my phone:

 Mercedes Vito Tourer
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My favourite photos taken 2017


Hi folks. As is the tradition, I have compiled my favourite shots taken in 2017.

Here is a montage of some of them (click on the image to enlarge). You can see the full set on my Flickr pages in this album:

Most of these have been taken with my Canon EOS 7D mkii using a variety of lenses. Some have been taken with the Fuji X100 mirrorless camera and a few with the Panasonic FZ330 bridge camera.

2017 favourites montage