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  1. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    It was an impressive not so wee beastie Ken:eek!: Rich
  2. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    Left the cottage at 06:00 yesterday morning and got home at 20:30:eek!:. Never travelling home on the Friday before the bank holiday again. Traffic in England was murder. Thought I had a Bonxie from the Ferry but could not pick out any wing flashes. Will have to go down as a maybe. We also...
  3. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    So the last couple of days we’ve been doing some family things. As such there’s not much to feedback other than having great views of the Otter again at Croig. Seems to work the area on the incoming tide. Also picked up a Grey Wagtail here as well. Unfortunately I didn’t have any cash on me but...
  4. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    My second time to dip as well Paul. Similar to yourself I’m not likely to be in the area for at least 2 years. At least you’ll have more chance at Rutland than I will at Kenfig:-C Rich
  5. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    Hi Rich. They couldn’t do another 4 hour trip and unfortunately my parents didn’t fancy the 7 hour trip. It’ll have to wait for another time:-C. The weather has not been great tbh. We had a decent morning today but it lashed down all afternoon. Dry now though so we’ve just walked up to the...
  6. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    Stopping off at Garbh Eilean hide again there was virtually nothing on the water. Plenty of Common Seals on the island and in the Loch itself. 3 birders then turned up whom Bud took a dislike to. No idea why but possibly because they came upon us suddenly, or possibly because they were carrying...
  7. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    So yesterday we caught the 1st ferry over to Ardnamurchan at 07:30. Return cost c£60 for 4 adults, 2 children, 2 cars and a small horse:smoke:. CalMac has always run an excellent service whenever I’ve used them and they’ve been great value too. Got chatting to a Spanish fella whilst waiting for...
  8. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    Don’t give up your day job Mr N. :-O
  9. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    Been following a vegetarian diet for 6 weeks Mike but decided to have a week off and include fish/shellfish. Hence the slight OD:eat: Rich
  10. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    Down at Lochbuie with the boy.
  11. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    So yesterday my oldest was complaining about not having enough seafood. So his mum and grandmother took him, and his brother into Tobermory. The old man and I ducked out with Bud. I should also say that whilst everyone else were sleeping, Bud and I went out for a couple of miles walk just to...
  12. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    I with you on that Paul. Scottish seafood is the best. Rich
  13. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    Thanks Etudiant. He’s great company. Rich
  14. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    Walked around the headland from Croig yesterday morning. Lovely walk but not too much in the way of birds. Wheatear being about the best. Also a couple of Common Seals on the way back. I think Fridays drive then caught up with me and the pup as we crashed out on the sofa for 2 hours in the...
  15. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    Really enjoying James. Forgot to add Greenshank in front of the cottage when the tide was out yesterday. Below is the view from the cottage with the tide in.
  16. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    Here was the main reason for going pescatarian for the week. Delicious, Scottish seafood. I’d thoroughly recommend a visit here if you’re in the area. I settled for a half dozen oysters to start followed by the platter. :t:
  17. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    Back at the cottage 6 Red Breasted Mergansers we’re outside on the Loch. Myself and my parents then headed up the hill out of Dervaig and enjoyed watching some Ravens displaying, a Male Hen Harrier by Loch Torr, and some Common Buzzards. Time to head back to the cottage for the rugby. Much as I...
  18. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    So yesterday I had a lie in and until 06:00. Nice to be woken by the sound of Curlews and Redshanks. Went down to Croig with Max with his fishing rod. Nobody was more surprised than me when we actually caught 2 Pollock with a small spinner :eek!: Both were returned unharmed. Almost managed a...
  19. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    When we started unpacking, things got a lot more interesting thougho:D. 2 White-Tailed Eagles flew over the cottage with a Golden Eagle away to the West. I then decided to walk Bud to get him out of the way whilst things were put away and we had at least 3 Golden Eagles to the East. Happy daysB...
  20. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    Mull So we set off yesterday at just before 02:00 and only just made our check in for 15:25. Partly due to a slight diversion to Frankfield Loch; partly due to some extended stops to stretch the hounds legs but most annoyingly was the camper van driver we were stuck behind for the last 20-30...
  21. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    Thanks again Rich. I don’t do FB but the OH does so I’ll ask her to take a look. I’ve also booked Cafe Fish for the Saturday night so that’s something else to look forward to. Hope the weather improves though. Rich
  22. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    Cheers Rich. Just booked a 4 hour trip for the 2 boys, my parents , and myself for the Sunday morning that we are there. Can’t wait. Rich
  23. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    Cheers Paul. If myself and the youngest weren’t heading to Skomer on Saturday we’d definitely be booking on to that trip. :t: Rich
  24. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    Cheers Mike. He’s got a lovely nature and is great with the children. I’ve been looking into the Sealife Survey boat trips that Rich mentioned. Think I’ll be booking it for me and the 2. boys:t: Rich
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