Thursday, 9 July 2009

Travel (1): Scotland


Life at Coastcard has been quiet recently as I have been 'up north', enjoying the landscape, seascape, heritage and literature of southern Scotland and the north-east of England.

I spent a couple of nights in Durham, and visited three very different islands:
  • Bute (west coast of Scotland)
  • Inchmahome (on the Lake of Menteith, Scotland's only lake)
  • Lindisfarne, aka Holy Island (off Northumbria).
One of the highlights of the Scottish part of the holiday was seeing my first Osprey.

We were in a different part of Scotland, but you can read about the Loch Garten Ospreys here on the RSPB blog. You can read about plans for BirdFair 2009 here.

5 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

I must get across to Bute one of these days. How exciting to see your first osprey, wonderful birds, I've not seen many

Mistlethrush said...

Well done on spotting the osprey.

Coastcard said...

We had had a local tip-off! ... and we had been to one of the Osprey-Watch Centres in the Borders to learn about these fine birds.

Michelle Johnson said...

Welcome back home. Sounds like your visit was a success. Glad you were able to see your first Osprey.

Thanks for your comment. I love the sound of bagpipes. Have a great night.

Susan Richardson said...

Lovely to hear about your trip - and your island visits. Do you have some island poems brewing?