I went down to this loch yesterday to see for myself part of the old road that used to run from Ullapool to Inverness. The story is here. It was amazing and sort of eerie. Very quiet and as if the tide had gone out. It was a warm and sunny day. The road, in-spite of having been under water for so many years compared favourably I thought with the state of many single track roads today in and around the Highlands and Islands! In the months to come no doubt this road with its bridges and remaining telegraph poles will slip away again under a deluge of rain, but for just a brief moment it was a unique experience going backwards in time to a slower single track way of life.
Wednesday 9 September 2015
We've had this....
Some days it's wet and drippy
some days it's warm and sunny
Summer is back for just a moment.
The drips have dried up
I found some planks of wood yesterday washed up on the shore, bleached and extremely distressed. The wood worm were probably distressed too. I'm hoping they drowned quickly. I've no idea what to do with it, I shall wait for inspiration. Something creative I thought, although it's likely it will end up in the garage rotting away quietly in a corner
between us we carried the rotting old wood back to the car
then we went to have a cup of tea. I remembered just in time to take a photo before I scoffed the lot. I'm not showing particular restraint in leaving one half of a scone. I'm waiting for Niels to finish so I can pinch his remaining jam and cream...he obviously had a bigger portion than I did..!