a warm skye evening

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

It’s been a fantastic late summer day on Skye today and I managed to snap some pics, perhaps the last of the warm weather. It’s been a superb summer on Skye, in contrast to the record breaking wet weather throughout the rest of the UK. It was so dry at one point, three months without rain, that we almost ran out of water and a lot of the neebs actually did, as we’re all on springs. This morning on the way to work I snapped crepuscular rays slanting down in front of Sgurr na Coinnich across the Sleat moorland.

Sunrise over Sgurr na Coinnich

We had some strong easterlies during the day that whipped up the Sound of Sleat into white breakers but in the evening it all died down and I cut the grass, possibly for the last time this year and watched the moon rise over Ladhair Bheinn.

Moon over Ladhair Bheinn

Moon over Ladhair Bheinn

A few moments later it disappeared into the lazy evening cloud and the sun began its descent into the Hebridean seas to the west, casting its warm glow far to the east, over Beinn Sgritheall.

Sunset over Beinn Sgritheall

Saturn is rising high in the south and it’s a warm and calm night. Superb.