Long Loch

Long Loch

Back pack filled with cameras and off for Sunday cycle to Long Loch. You could sit here the whole day and not see a single person I should have left early this morning and spent the day up there.
The estate where the loch sits is up for grabs just now and could be yours for just short of three million. You can see what that gets you in this LINK.


Above the classic mushroom design made famous by Mario and friends and maybe the Smurfs can lay claim to them too. Below wee feathers has met his match at the hands of something bigger and with sharper teeth. I only saw a single deer, swans and maybe geese but not 100% on them with me not being an expert in water bird things. Safe to say there is something else prowling the lochside woods.




Finishing up with a couple from the boatshed close up high structure wood, you can’t beat it!

Long Loch




Went for a wee walk today seeing as I am on holiday this one turned out to be a round trip of about 16 miles taking in the superb Long Loch. You could probably sit here for the whole day and not see a single person, the wee boathouses look like they’d be a great place to spend a couple of nights with the little old stove burner keeping you warm.

Doing the research for this place it turns out that the estate this is on is up for grabs at just under 3 million quid! Get you a boat house though.

The Spanish Mariner


….Day after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean….

One of the little fishing boasts that bobs up and down just off the beach at Fuengirola.
The snippet of poetry is from the mammoth Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. If you don’t fancy reading it you can listen to it on Youtube read by Richard Burton and friends.

The North Carr Lightship


The last remaining Scottish Lightship the North Carr currently awaiting restoration.


A Belmont barber chair on the deck of the North Carr the kind of thing you could picture Quint sitting in this with his rod in the sea saying “More chum Hooper”


And finally this half sunken ship in Dundee. Not sure if it’s been pulled up from the depths or it’s just sunk in a freak harbour storm.


RRS Discovery dry docked



The good ship Discovery currently in a dry dock state which gives it the appearance of looking even bigger.
It was the last traditional three mast ship to be built in Britain launched in 1901 it carried Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their successful mission to the Antarctic.

A post from a previous trip showing the ankle bashers on the deck. https://bloggerphotography.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/ankle-bashers/