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27/12/2006

These could be the best of days when you are somewhere remote, big and windswept, such as it was at Carsaig Bay today. Searching for tiny saphires and fossils with the sea crashing around you and all of humanity it seems has gone away. How can anyone choose Meadowhall against such inspiring wild Hebridean Island moments ??? Isn’t this life of ours about quality of habitat as well as shopping??

24/12/2006

Its a wonderful sunrise over Ben More today and we are expecting a lovely Christmas. Cracking views of sea eagles yesterday and evocative views of young otters on a small seaweed covered boulder as the sun was going down and behind them a spangled golden sea. We had just seen mum a hundred meters along the shoreline. Magical is th word for thse islands on calm winter days. Have a super Christmas.

20/12/2006

No wildlife trips at the moment but it’s all down to these fickle tourists who think its snowing here in winter. Well I was just on the roof fixing a slate with five young sea eagles over my head. It’s also mirror calm and beautiful in fact. Please take note of my National Park postings previously.

01/12/2006

Vital for the future of man and beast here, to say nothing of the islands themselves that we bring National Park status to the area. All who agree must contribute no matter how little, to the consultation which finishes soon at www.infoscotland.com/seaviews

30/11/2006

We have just had people with us for a winter wildlife package.We also had a reporter from the Scotsman newspaper on the first trip out when we saw otters, sea eagles and just one exciting golden eagle that gave us a race across mountains. Second trip I took them down to Knockvolagan which is a myriad of white sandy beaches and it was terrfic being just above the beaches with the shallow sea and wind whipping up small waves. I loved it and we saw top views of two goldies on the way back.

20/11/2006

No wildlife trips at the moment which is everyones loss!!! Today we had two sea eagles right over the house and one alighted with some sheep below the house. Yesterday two golden eagles were really close at the end of our track as I put the wheelie bin out. Why does the Hebrides switch off in winter when its great here. I also hope all Mull fans are contributing to the National Park consultation?

10/11/2006

URGENT ! We must bring national park status to the Hebridean Islands as they have virtually no protection at all. People can hang glide around an eagles nest, water ski, wind surf, power boat, jet ski etc on an otters terrritory. It is vital that we get this designation and if you agree go to www.scotland.gov.uk, to consultations, down the environment list to Marine park consultation and then to summary of questions. Thankyou.

09/11/2006

A beautiful and languid day in The Hebrides today and just 5 minutes down the coast we had a ‘brief encounter’ with two sea eagles sitting dramatically on a large boulder with a silver sea behind them. One was standing on a shag or a cormorant before they both took off across the loch. Loch Buie was equally beautiful today with no one about. We saw an otter, a golden eagle and a few divers.

07/11/2006

Its confirmed winter is best! Sea eagle before we had got in the vehicle, buzzards, porpoise, otter and sitting sea eagle and then flying same place. Red deer, further sea eagle sitting, great northern and red throated divers, little grebes, great otter with two peregrines flying and sitting above, slavonian grebes, both seal species and lots of more obvious wildlife. Top weather.