Dog sitting in Colonsay !

Colonsay is an island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, located north of Islay and south of Mull. The ancestral home of Clan Macfie and the Colonsay branch of Clan MacNeil, it is in the council area of Argyll and Bute and has an area of 4,074 hectares.

On the Ferry to Colonsay

Over in Colonsay looking after Islay while Kalie does a bee keeping course. We stopped at Heathers house near Spean bridge to catch up with the late Joss Gosling daughter and her husband. We also met Annie Joss wife looking well all ready for a garden party. What a view they have of the Bens North Face .

View from Heathers house.

It was a quick catch up as we had a ferry to catch at Oban. Joss old boots are pride of place in the house. Joss was one of the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue team who as a young boy was involved in the Lancaster crash on Beinn Eighe. He was a dear friend and I miss him. He told me the tale many times how as a young man he was involved in the recovery of the crew . The weather was magnificent and we headed back on the A82 that was so busy through Fort William. It was slow going to Oban and even as busy here. It poured down as we waited for the ferry. Heavy rain while the rest of Uk was in sunshine.

Just as the weather cleared we saw Jura

It was sunny arriving in Colonsay and we have good accommodation not far from Kalies bee course which she starts today.

We got a great walk with a patient Islay to a nearby beach at Kiloran Bay. It was stunning a few folk a yacht mooring and lovely sand. As always the ever changing light made it special. We are so lucky to be here.

We walked along to the Whale bones it was impressive and with the dunes the rabbits and bird calls magnificent.There was no sunset this time but we sat and enjoyed the views and the peace.

End of a long day.

Kalie starts her course tomorrow and Islay and I will have some fun together.I hope everyone is as lucky as us with the weather?

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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