Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Away from Home

Edinburgh isn't quite Applecross, especially in Festival week; however, I find myself in a guest house, editing reports and planning ahead. Facebook is an easy way to keep in touch with Sarah and play a game or two of word twist.

I don't know if I'll get to see much of the festival, depends whether it'll cost me  and whether I can tear myself away from editing reports and planning ahead I guess.

First Day

Waiting for the Bus

Waved goodbye to Zoe as she embarked on her first day at school this morning.

Another Milestone in the Robins family timeline!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Summer's Day

Finally, nice weather in Applecross and a day or two off...hurray :-)
It was so calm we decided to Canoe round to the bothy at Uags on Saturday; and when the kids seemed to like it and were up for another water-borne trip we headed out to the Crowlin Islands. Onle a mile-and-a-half offshore, but certainly far from the usual madding crowd of tourists.

In fact we saw five kayakers and two yachts all day!

We set of on a full spring tide and returned about an hour or so before low water.

We found a beach to have lunch... you'll notice the date/time stamp on the camera is wrong!

The conditions were superb, there were hundreds of jellyfish to see, several fish got caught. We drifted the canoe around the edges of islands looking into the crystal clear waters and we ended the trip by stopping at a small island and jumping in!

Andrew preparing for take-off
Splash Down

Blistering Barnacles...well done!
A great week-end to end the holidays...back to work; back to school: oh well, til the next time...