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Mud In The Park

Looking out the window here I can only sympathise with those who have shelled out up to £100 to go to Live at Loch Lomond at Balloch Park this weekend. It looks as if will they get very dirty, soaking wet and eaten alive by midges.

All that and the Sex Pistols.

Time to look out the waterproofs and buy the Avon Skin So Soft (the best midge repellent apparently).

Oh aye and don’t forget the earplugs!

Cromarty Firth Dolphins

dolphins at cromarty

One of the highlights of our trip north was seeing the bottlenose dolphins at Fortrose on the Black Isle, Cromarty Firth. with camera in hand I tried in vain to get a decent snap of them but alas they were to quick for me. The photo above is from Invergordon Info

I did though, manage to get a photo of some of the people watching the dolphins!

It really is quite spectacular to see them jumping and cavorting around. One feels that they are putting on a show for the public and taking the piss in a ‘cooooeeeee! over here! – no! over here!’ kind of way to anybody trying to get a decent photo of them. If you’re going north, then check when high tide is at Cromarty and head for Fortrose, you’ll have a pretty good chance of seeing them. You have to be accurate with the tide time mind you as the ‘show’ lasts typically around fifteen minutes on the high tide. We did something like a 100 mile round day trip from our base to see them and it was well worth it and the kids loved it. There are also boat trips but to be honest the day we were there the water was a bit rough and when I saw one of the boats bouncing by I was glad we were on shore.

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