Friday, 7 August 2009

A holiday!!!!!

It has been a long time since Chris and I had time off away from home, we've hardly left Knapdale since we moved here 6 months ago and since the beavers were released I've scarcely had a day completely work free.

This week and next however, I am OFF WORK. That means that I haven't even replied to a single e-mail! Ha, now that's self discipline! To ensure that I stuck to this, we took the dogs off to a secret little spot somewhere near Campletown where there was no mobile reception, no TV, no Internet, no running water outside the streams and absolutely no talk of beavers!

We had a rare beautiful couple of days:

we walked miles across open countryside
climbed rocks
caught crabs in the rock pools

Found a secret beach
with feral goats!
and a poignant reminder of the power of those waves.
We found beaches of fine white sand, and multicoloured pebbles.
Fabulous wild flower meadows
and golden eagles, a juvenile fox and this silky female slow worm.
All just an hour from home. Now why would we go anywhere else?


elizabethm said...

What stunning photographs and what an amazing part of the world you live in. I love mine too but this has reminded me how long it is since I went to Scotland. Another visit is due. thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment too.

Friko said...

If this is an hour from home then home must be pretty spectacular too.
I can understand the need for a couple of days away in the wilds but why would you want to stop talking about beavers? Do the dogs get jealous?

We are members of the Shropshire Wildlife Trust, we have some exciting wildlife and scenery but nothing as breathtaking as golden eagles or beavers. Don't mind the feral goats either.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sharrie said...

All of that beauty should have refreshed your soul quite well. Add to it a genial companion, and you must feel blessed.

Frances said...

As someone who lives in the midst of a huge city (NYC) may I tell you how much I have enjoyed reading your post, and seeing those marvelous photos.

Looking forward to seeing more of your posts.

Nancy K. said...

What a remarkable (and well deserved!) get away! Have a wonderful weekend ~ I'm sure you'll make the most of your 2 weeks off...

thecrazysheeplady said...

What a nice get-away! What the heck is a slow worm?

Jenny Holden said...

Thanks folks, I am enjoying despite the rain! A slow worm is a native reptile which looks like a snake but is a lizard without legs!