The Beaver Moon — she was a beauty —
Following a wild and windy Saturday with more than our share of rainbows —
That old moon may have come shining through our back door a bit rough around the edges but she cleared the clouds away by morning giving us the first decent view we’ve had of Scarba all week —
With the final cut of grass done for the year – I hope – there was nothing else for it but to bring the V-strom out and make a leisurely start to the day as the first ferry on a Sunday goes at a tardy 11.00hrs.
By that time temperatures had risen to around nine degrees in the sunlight dropping to six-ish in the shade. No doubt there had been groundfrost earlier and a two-car prang we came across on our ride could have only been caused by black ice – or a sleeping driver.
Snow glistening on the distant Ben Cruachan for the first time this year formed a pleasing picture —
While our route would go that direction we were well below the snow-line and pulled over for a shot or two down Loch Awe —
A lovely young Oriental lady popped out of her van and insisted she take a ‘Mr & Mrs’ photo too —
A nice blast over the hill to the Green Welly found the ‘Biker’s Cafe’ closed for the winter and queues of tourists from the visiting coaches hogging the main restaurant leaving nothing else for it but coffee’s to go from the machine in the fuel station kiosk —
Can’t quite make out what ‘Sir’ is saying but it will most likely be sumthin or nuthin —
No worries – he recovered in time for a pleasant blast over Rannoch Moor to Glen Coe where the mountains were at their most photogenic.
You will just have to take my word on that because winter ferry times on the Lord’s Day don’t allow enough for a long ride leaving us little time to stop for pics as the day drew to a close 🙂