Sunday, 31 January 2010

A snowy weekend out West

We've had a lot of wordy posts lately. So today I've decided to give my sore paws a break from typing and show you some photos taken this weekend during a very snowy visit to our cottage on Loch Torridon

This is the cottage...

And me posing in the front garden.

These are the neighbours.  One of them is called 'Gail', which I think is quite funny..

Here is the local communication centre..

And this was our road earlier today..

Part of it is steep, so we had to wait for this vehicle to arrive before we could set off home..

Oh I wish the snow plough man had stopped in bed so we could have stayed longer to enjoy the scenery..

So much nicer than Aberdeen...


Byron said...

What a beautiful place. I would not want to go back home either.

Licks and slobbers,

Martha said...

Hamish, those are such beautiful pictures.
We wanted to go to Skye but were worried about getting snowed in!
We love the pic of you in the garden - it is perfect. You enhance the scenery.
There is nothing like the north of Scotland, is there!
We wish you could have stayed there too but we know our humans keep talking about jobs and responsibilites.......or something like that!
That is the perfect place for dogs and it looks like you would have plenty of canine company.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Fizz said...

Wowwww, that is one beautiful place. It reminds me of my holiday, even though it was nowhere near there. Great photos!

Fizz x

houndstooth said...

Those are lovely pictures! I can see why you'd want to stay there!


Candylei said...

Hammish the Handsome! I'm glad you had a wonderful trip. We have lots of snow here, too, to play in.

Dexter said...

That is so cool that you have your own cottage to sneak away to. You look snug and warm in your handsome jacket.


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Having stayed at The Torridon the last time we were there, I can heartily confirm the beauty of this heavenly place. Hamish, you are a most lucky fellow to holiday there.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Hamish, such a beautiful place - no wonder you wish you could stay there. Hope those sore footsies feel better soon.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Two French Bulldogs said...

We love your post dare mom park you where you are going to get ticketed..BOL
Benny & Lily

Stella said...

Hello Hamish!

What a lovely place to spend some time, year around!

Does Gail fry you up some liver there so you can enjoy your favorite meal?

I love your red coat and you out in the scenery!


Scooter said...

Great pics there Hamish,
You looked good in your coat and that was funny that one of the neighbors is Gail HA HA.

Guess you had fun out in the snow? I could see your pawprints in the snow, :-)

Wags here

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Hellllooooo Hamish! Those photos of you are very handsome. Funny you said you went out West, 'cuz that's where we are. Arizona is called out West in the USA!! We went north to the snow today ourselves. Love that white stuff.

Did a policeman give you a ticket for standing in the TicketZone??Ahahaha.
WelshieHugs, Hootie

Bella and Ollie said...

Beautifful photos Hamish, I wish I could be there with you to enjoy the snow !
Love, Bella.

the magic sleigh said...

Wooos Hamish, such a beawootiful place woo went for a holiday,and all I get is sand surf and palm trees, sigh maybe someday I will get to see snow!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Asta said...


It looks to me like bof youw hoes awe in a pwetty pawsome place..I think Abewdeen must be bootiful and youw cottage is cewtainly in a magically bootiful place..such gowgeous views and nice neighbows..I hope you get to go back soon fow mowe explowing
smoochie kisses

How Sam Sees It said...

Brrr.. how cold! I love your red jacket!


TwoSpecialWires said...

No kidding, Hamish. Your cottage and the area around it on Loch Torridon are beautiful places. We can just imagine how quiet and calm is must be. We hope you get to spend lots of time there. It has to be good for the soul.

A wee bit jelly
Jake and Fergi (waiting for a storm ... it has been too long)

Eric said...

Hamish those photos are stunning. Course would only be nice if they didn't have you in. I would get confused over which one was gail from your neighbours. Now where did you display your parking ticket? Can't see it on you anywhere. Yikes. Didn't get a ticket did you?

Wiry loves Eric xxx

ScrapsofMe said...

She didn't leave you there for all 3 hours did she? BRRRRR. Good thing you had a nice new coat.
The photos of your cottage are beautiful. I thing a nice snuggle in the blankies would be in order and maybe some window perching inside where it's toasty warm.


Sierra Rose said...

Hi Hamish! Sierra Rose here!
You live in an amazingly beautiful place!! So glad I stopped by.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose