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…. an engineer, singer and photographer living in Scotland

Calm, Sunny, Windy, Wet Arran – New Year 2012

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2012 has started with bang, metrologically speaking.

Sunset of the Mull of Kintyre

Sunset of the Mull of Kintyre

New Year’s Day dawned still and overcast. An afternoon drive took us round the island anticlockwise to Blackwaterfoot. Having travelled up Glen Sannox, the road drops down through Chalmadale to Lochranza. We stopped briefly having seen some red deer on the side of dale. Leaving Lochranza the road regains the coast of the island, which we followed to Blackwaterfoot. Before head across the island to Brodick the opportunity was taken to photograph the sunset over the Mull of Kintyre.

Breakers at Blackwaterfoot

Breakers at Blackwaterfoot

The second of January dawned with the winds freshening. Returning to Blackwaterfoot for lunch, the sea to rougher than the previous day. Followed by a drive round the south of the island back to Brodick, include views of Ailsa Craig and Pladda.

MV Caledonian Isles in the wind and hail of Brodick

MV Caledonian Isles in the wind and hail of Brodick

The third was considerable windier. He had intended to leave the island, however the weather intervened confining the ferry to port all day.

Clouds and blue sky over a windy Goat Fell

Clouds and blue sky over a windy Goat Fell

By the afternoon the rain had eased off, if only temporarily. A break in the cloud meant that the sun was shine on Goat Fell.

Dusk fell with the rain picking up again…………..

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

One thought on “Calm, Sunny, Windy, Wet Arran – New Year 2012

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