Wednesday, August 18, 2010

ABC Wednesday:
E is for Elgol, 1988


Elgol is a little settlement on the Scottish island of Skye. From the quay there you can get boat trips on Loch Coruisk that offer views of the sharp mountain called the Black Cuillin.

We went there in 1988 and were greeted by this wee beastie. Down below you can see the jetty and the cars parked above. There was a three-hour wait for a boat trip so instead we left Elgol and drove to Kylerhea and straight onto the ferry off the island (no bridge then). We ended up at Plockton and took a seal-watching trip from there.

You can see more photographs of Elgol on Donnie Mackay's Elgol blog.

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19 comments:

  1. I love Scotland and its inhabitants :-)

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  2. Hope you didn't get run over! Even a small beast can do harm.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  3. seconding Roger first of all..! and then, goin on to state, the photo is beautiful.. the cove in the background is nice..

    and the wee beastie too..! :)


    My ABC W E

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  4. I went to Skye in 1998 and thoroughly enjoyed it, even though it was a rainy day!

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  5. Great capture and hope you and the beastie didn't have a confrontation! Looks like a lovely place!

    Sylvia

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  6. Now THAT is irresistible, Gerald. That is a cow and not a bull. She's harmless. Surprised she didn't run away from you. She probably wanted to search your pockets for range pellets.

    The Fred Effect

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  7. That beastie doesn't look so wee to me! What a fantastic shot.

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  8. Seems to be a largish beastie to me. Beautiful view!

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  9. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I love the wee beastie! What a great picture. I am so glad you had that image preserved! : ) Perfect for this weeks letter!

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  10. your place is lovely ... the loveliest this fella ...

    My ABC Wednesday here

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  11. I've never heard of Elgol and that's obviously my loss.

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  12. Oh, I so want to go there! Wonderful view you gave us, Gerald.
    thank you,
    Helen Mac
    ABC team

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  13. Sounds like just my kind of place. Open spaces, open seas animal and boats!

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  14. I spent a couple of days in Elgol last September and it was stunning!
    Will be back there for sure.

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