Sunday, 10 May 2009

A wet and windy week out West

Well at least Gail remembered to pack my waterproof coat this time...

There is a theory that May is the best month to take a holiday in the West of Scotland. When the days are long, the midges not yet abundant and the weather calm and settled. Supposedly. 

Well, midges don't like severe gale force winds, so it's true we didn't see too many of them over at Loch Torridon last week. And it's also true that it wasn't getting dark until nearly ten in the evening, not that there's much incentive to go outside and take advantage  of the daylight if it's also raining horizontally. Settled weather? Ha!  Judge for yourself from the photo below..

By dint of careful shower dodging, we did manage to get out and do some exploring, and at least the waterfalls looked impressive.

We even, eventually, saw a ray or two of sunshine.
And by the end of the week, I was more than ready to put my paws up.  
Such a comfy sofa. Zzzzz.


Martha Basset said...

Hi Hamish
Yes, your week sounds a lot like outs except we dont have coats!!!
Also we have very long ears - these do tend to get blown about a lot in the wind which we dont like.
Your pictures are great - we bigified the collage and it is really good.
We are glad you are now home taking it easy. These walks in the wind can fair take it out of you!
Martha & Bailey xx

Ludo van Doggy said...

oh dear Hamish! That rainy piccure does not look good at all. But the waterfalls be beautiful, glad you had a good time, even with the rain.
~lickies, Ludo

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Hey Hamish - can we come visit you?? Our huMom is drooling over the wonderful trip you had.

Happy Mother's Day to your huMom
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Asta said...

I'm sowwy you didn't have the weathew to be able to play outside non-stop, but it still looks bootiful, and I bet you managed some fun by the look of youw peaceful sneep
smoochie kisses

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Hamish boy! Nice coat...functional AND cute. Looks like you really needed it too. We love waltzing through the Lochs with you. You take such pretty pictures! If you haven't yet, come on by and read Hootie's post on the hot tub party.
Smooches and Hugs,
BabyRocketDog & Hootie

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Wooo! I love weather like that! Maybe you need to come here where it is hot, and I will go there...beawootiful waterfall pictures! I hope you had fun despite the rain.
-Kira the BeaWootiful

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Awww, you and the Aunties could have met up, no? Your trip looks like wet and soggy FUN! River Nairn IS heaven, so lovely there...and yes, plenty to sniff, we must show you it one day :D Mum has something to pick up in Nairn so think we are going there again today...yippee!

karensbrae said...

The Loch looks really spooky and rough!!

Anita said...

Hi Hamish! Your blog and your adventures are great! May I add your blog to my blogroll?
Rufus and Indie

Lucia said...

Ciao bello Hamish!

What fantastic fotografie! With all of that walking, it's no wonder you're all tuckered out.

We get those annoying midges here, too; sometimes, it looks like a big cloud of smoke over the water. Is that what you see, too?

Tanti baci!

Penny said...

Hi Hamish! Sounds like you had a doggietastic time.......I love that coat red suits you Hamish! Scotland really is a beautiful place!,I go over to visit you??? PWEAZE?
Lots of sloppy licks,your best pal,Penny!=]

Molly and Taffy said...

Hello Hamish

Has the weather cheered up yet? We hope it has.

You look so comfy while you were asleep.

Molly and Taffy