A photo blog of random images of life in the Highlands - mostly taken with a 'point & shoot' compact camera.

(Oh, and the odd bit of music thrown in). I'm going to try and keep posting a photo a day for a decade.

This page mirrors mytimeline: @HighlandRampage. YOUTUBE channel for the videos here >

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2017 (latest at top)

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Another brilliantly engineered culvert, which effortlessly removes water from the ditch and spreads it over the road. http://stevecarter.com/random.culverts.jpg

In a rush to get to the sea - Allt Coire Roill: https://youtu.be/hZMdyl4YQLo

A quick look at Liathach: https://youtu.be/cFNReXys4CE

The road to Tornapress: http://stevecarter.com/random/kish17.jpg

It's not often you get to look down onto a rainbow: http://stevecarter.com/random/lookdownbow.jpg

It's a dog's life: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/dogslife.jpg

Bertie is 5 months old. All legs and lugs: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/Bertie5months.jpg

'An Cos' - Holiday let at the far end of Shieldaig Village: http://stevecarter.com/random/ancospic.jpg

'Fame' is on the loch. A long way from home (Bergen): http://stevecarter.com/random/fameship.jpg

Come on in, the water's lovely: http://stevecarter.com/random/comeonin.jpg

The 2017 Shieldaig fete & regatta photos are up: http://stevecarter.com/17fete/17fete.htm

Summer/Winter: http://stevecarter.com/random/smwm.jpg

Some photos from tonights raft race: http://stevecarter.com/17raft/17raft.htm

Just a reminder that it's the Shieldaig fete and Regatta tomorrow: http://stevecarter.com/random/sillysign.jpg

Bertie has a 'designated space' where he takes everything he intends to destroy. Plastic, wood and carrots mainly: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/lair.jpg

The sea was mirror like yesterday morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/remark17.jpg

We seem to be having a proper summer (for a change) http://stevecarter.com/random/summermorning2017.jpg

Upper Loch Torridon this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/ULT-2017.jpg

Above the clouds: http://stevecarter.com/random/aboveclouds2017.jpg

Inverbain Island: http://stevecarter.com/random/InverbainIsland17.jpg

Three of the six Coires (glacial valleys) below Beinn Bhan: http://stevecarter.com/random/bitasun.jpg

Driving up the bealach earlier this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/5-8-17.jpg

The Torridon hills - left to right: Alligin, Dearg, Eighe, Liathach, Sgurr Dubh, Sgurr nan Lochan Uaine, Liath Mhor, na h-Eaglaise, Damph, Shieldaig. http://stevecarter.com/random/allhills.jpg

The look that tells you a dog has been naughty, but you don't yet know what he's done: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/hide.jpg

When they said sunshine and showers, some of the showers heavy, they meant it: http://stevecarter.com/random/heavyshowers17.jpg

Shieldaig this lunchtime: http://stevecarter.com/random/2-8-17.jpg

Having eaten two moths, Bertie has yet to catch a fly... though not for want of trying: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/bertiefly.jpg

There's a rabbit living in the middle of the Village. Weird. http://stevecarter.com/random/rabbit1.jpg

Today's Torridon weather -  (muggy and midgy). http://stevecarter.com/random/31-7-17.jpg

A Bentley in Torridon - and a Bentley in Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/bentley1.jpg

Looking across Loch Slapin towards Blabheinn: http://stevecarter.com/random/blabheinn.jpg

The River Balgy in full spate as it leaves Loch Damph after yesterday's heavy rain: http://stevecarter.com/random/balgyfalls717.jpg

The exact spot that is my favourite spot anywhere: http://stevecarter.com/random/abeachplace.jpg

You may (or may not) be interested in some 'day job' photos. (I do work from time to time!). http://stevecarter.com/random/angel1.htm

It's all go in Shieldaig this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/itsallgo17.jpg

Torridon Seatours exploring Shieldaig Island: http://stevecarter.com/random/sfisland17.jpg

The strange 'Noorcat' just came in, did a transaction with a crane, and left without docking. I suspect foul play. Where's Daniel Craig when you need him? http://stevecarter.com/random/noorcat.jpg

Bertie is starting to look a bit like a teddy bear: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/bertie110.jpg

Shieldaig's summer: http://stevecarter.com/random/ThePostcard.jpg

Stupidly talented mate of mine sight reading and 'comping' to a piece I wrote for Warners - recorded in London in March. https://youtu.be/q-5KNRbrQ2Q (We were in a pop band together in the 80s!)

Loch Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/lt7-17.jpg

The Torridon hills, 06:45 this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/summermorning17.jpg

Shieldaig 05:30 this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/24-7-17.jpg

Busy here this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/23-7-17.jpg

Loch Damph, the River Balgy and the road to Annat: http://stevecarter.com/random/lochDamph17.jpg

Bertie looking like he's thinking wise thoughts. He isn't. http://stevecarter.com/bertie/bertie81.jpg

Upper Loch Torridon, the Shieldaig peninsula, Loch Torridon and Skye in the distance: http://stevecarter.com/random/peninsularpan17.jpg

Loch an Loin - 6 a.m. yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/clochanloinjuly17.jpg

I've put the Pine Marten kits being daft onto Youtube: https://youtu.be/jZGbFTygwqE

Meandering through the Torridon Estate forest: http://stevecarter.com/random/estatepath2.jpg

Rock obviously concerned about its bald patch: http://stevecarter.com/random/toupee.jpg

The Bealach na Ba this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/19-7-17.jpg

Loch Torridon yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/twoislands.jpg

Looking down on Dughaill Island this afternoon: http://stevecarter.com/random/DughaillIsland.jpg

Lovely evening yesterday. Still almost no midges! http://stevecarter.com/random/17-7-17-2.jpg

New signs up - though it does make them look like they are using a computer: http://stevecarter.com/random/squirrelsign.jpg

Inside the Abbey on Iona (25 years ago): http://stevecarter.com/random/ionaabbey.jpg

The Top to Tails video, driving down the Bealach is now on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCYX7pWTzpg&feature=youtu.be

It's bad enough (Bertie says) to have to put up with Pine Martens, now there's a daily blackbird driving him barking mad: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/bertie72.jpg

The recently dammed Loch Coire nan Arr: http://stevecarter.com/random/CoireNanArr17.jpg

Bertie is 4 months old today, and everything is growing at different speeds. His legs & ears are currently winning: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/4months.jpg

Wee Heilan coo: http://stevecarter.com/random/YoungCoo.jpg

http://stevecarter.com/random/MontyColours1.jpg

Monty Hall's old bothy is surrounded by what looks like an artist's palette: http://stevecarter.com/random/MontyColours.jpg

Bertie's first walk on Sand Beach earlier this morning:http://stevecarter.com/random/bertiesand17.jpg

A photo of the Shieldaig swimming pool. (No, really) http://stevecarter.com/random/SwimmingPool.jpg

Well if you are going to have someone park right outside your house... http://stevecarter.com/random/bottomgarden.jpg

Lochan an Iasgair & the Ling Hut: http://stevecarter.com/random/lochananlasgair.jpg

Idiot: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/what1.jpg It obviously goes with the territory. Charlie in 2004: http://www.stevecarter.com/charliethedog/images/hh.jpg

This music was used on the Ch 5 Series 'King's Cross'. I thought it needed a different destination. https://youtu.be/xbDa-2ckvXw (hey, I'm between jobs!)

Another des res: http://stevecarter.com/random/buyme.jpg

The quiet before the storm: http://stevecarter.com/random/appinn.jpg - http://stevecarter.com/random/appj17.jpg - http://stevecarter.com/random/iso2.jpg

The 'bay of deception' looking deceptively deep: http://stevecarter.com/random/BODjuly17.jpg

Liathach and Glen Torridon yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/LiaJuly17.jpg

Not only has Bertie worked out how to open the baby gate, he's worked out how to shut it behind him: http://stevecarter.com/random/babygate.jpg

The Torridon Hotel, with Ben Damph behind - taken this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/LTHJuly17.jpg

One of the many lochans on the Applecross Peninsula - Loch na Creige - early yesterday morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/LochNaCreige.jpg

Oh, okay... here's my very favourite beach in Scotland: http://stevecarter.com/random/firstfav.jpg

My second favourite beach in Scotland: http://stevecarter.com/random/secondfav.jpg

Lethal weapon: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/bertiepaw.jpg

It's misty out there on the hills: http://stevecarter.com/random/MistyJuly.jpg

This morning's pastel sunrise: http://stevecarter.com/random/1-7-17.jpg (4 a.m. on a still, warm July morning and no midges!)

It's a very green summer: http://stevecarter.com/random/Summer17.jpg

Three hour time lapse into one minute, watching the incoming Atlantic tide. (A nice moment half way through when the sun comes out). https://youtu.be/XJxSWXx7B_Y

Glen Shieldaig & Loch Dughaill this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/28-6-17-1.jpg

Ben Shieldaig, the southern end of Loch Shieldaig and the smaller freshwater Loch Dughaill yesterday evening: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/27-6-17-1.jpg

The type of sunny where you just know it'll soon rain: http://stevecarter.com/random/Sunshine-Showers.jpg

It's that foxglove time of year again: http://stevecarter.com/random/fox17.jpg

Bertie is chewing everything the forest floor has to offer.... he has a particular penchant for moss: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/bertiechew.jpg

This looks pretty impressive: http://stevecarter.com/random/imp1.jpg - until you see this: http://stevecarter.com/random/imp2.jpg (Taken last month in Norway)

Nigel's holiday lets 'Badan Mhugaidh' are finished and available soon (link on Shieldaig.org). Not too shabby a view.... and spot the deer: http://stevecarter.com/random/njx.jpg

The Glen Etive may look like a 1920's gentelman's yacht, but it isn't - it's a modern reproduction cruise ship. http://stevecarter.com/random/glenetive.jpg

All flappy ears and feet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyB68tFUAAw

Taken at 04:24 a.m. this morning. The exact moment of the Solstice: http://stevecarter.com/random/equinox17.jpg

When it turns proper green here the sea joins in (as it has now - 3 times the amount of rain on the 12th June as the whole of May) http://stevecarter.com/random/VeryGreen.jpg

Today's misty morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/19-6-17.jpg

Three months old and Bertie's ears are growing faster than anything else. They do at least help keep him airborne: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/Bertie36.jpg

Photos from the start of the Celtman 2017: http://stevecarter.com/celt17/celt2017.htm

It's what the Irish call 'soft' here today: http://stevecarter.com/random/16-6-17.jpg

Just a reminder... Celtman tomorrow, 5 a.m. at Inverbain, or 5:45 at T1 (Shieldaig): http://stevecarter.com/random/EarlyStart.jpg

I'm sorry. This just has to be posted. So wrong in so many ways: http://stevecarter.com/random/MrStrange.jpg

Yesterday's Shieldaig Summer evening: http://stevecarter.com/random/shieldaigsummer17.jpg

The road to Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/BSeastside.jpg

Bertie's first visit to the pub to meet lots of locals (human and canine) http://stevecarter.com/bertie/bertiepub1.jpg and its consequences: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/bertie30.jpg

One of the dozen or so burns working their way down Ben Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/burndown.jpg

A dry May followed by a wet June means the Bog Cotton is thriving: http://stevecarter.com/random/bcotton17.jpg

Several people have asked about the theme tune to the 'Life Swap Adventure' BBC series - so here it is in it's entirety: http://stevecarter.com/random/LifeSwap.mp3

This morning's weather was typical of the light we often get here in summer. Not my favourite, but windy enough to keep the midges away! http://stevecarter.com/random/summerlight.jpg

The river Balgy: http://stevecarter.com/random/balgyf.jpg

Evening light on Ben Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/BSfromabove.jpg

If your car broke down around here in the 1950's, this is what would turn up to get you going: http://stevecarter.com/random/mechanicsvan.jpg

In case you missed it (keep up at the back), Bertie has - of course, got his own webpage: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/Bertie.htm

There are good ways and bad ways of driving the 'so called' NC500. This is one of the bad ways: http://stevecarter.com/random/notonthewheel.jpg (especially when you are being filmed).

I've been looking at this seaweed for years, but it's only from above that I see it's organising itself into what looks like a football pitch: http://stevecarter.com/random/above2017.jpg

The peninsula that separates Upper Loch Torridon from Loch Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/penpan.jpg

Neal Wilkinson (sight reading) on my session for Warner Bros. in March: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y9JHUyap5g&feature=youtu.be

Bertie's new best friend: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/bertie20.jpg

A more unusual view of Shieldaig: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/AllofIt.jpg

Nice day for it: http://stevecarter.com/random/3-6-17.jpg

This field is going to look very different two weeks today: http://stevecarter.com/random/fieldofchange.jpg - Last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7bqkMgw87Y (Youtube vid)

The Kyle of Lochalsh Veterinary Clinic opts for the 'post modern' look: http://stevecarter.com/random/KyleVets.jpg

The newly set up 'Torridon Rib Charter' wanted a short promo vid for their website, so I did this yesterday. https://youtu.be/H4qHZsyvry4 (1080p Youtube vid)

The last day of Shieldaig's Spring: http://stevecarter.com/random/LastDayOfSpring.jpg

75 seconds of relaxation: https://youtu.be/SuaFvcLcsws (YouTube Vid)

Someone stole all the colour: http://stevecarter.com/random/colourless.jpg

Out of interest, I wrote the theme tune to the new BBC series 'The Life Swap Adventure': http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08sxkm1/the-life-swap-adventure-series-1-1-malawiessex

Des Res: http://stevecarter.com/random/Res1.jpg

Part of the coastline of Upper Loch Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/LTcoastline.jpg

Mayhem achieved: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/bertie12.jpg

From sea level this looks like a pretty boring rock. But if you look from above, it looks very different. Pic: http://stevecarter.com/random/sgeir17.jpg Vid: https://youtu.be/vLt4xqxLpLk

The hills are turning green: http://stevecarter.com/random/summer17-1.jpg

Looking down on Lochs Shieldaig and Torridon yesterday evening: http://stevecarter.com/random/25-5-17.jpg

Little has changed in this view over the past 60 years. The 'rip rap' was added, and a few houses: http://stevecarter.com/random/shmay17.jpg Old views: http://www.stevecarter.com/ansh/oldviews.htm

I'd never have worked that one out: http://stevecarter.com/random/whothought.jpg

Only a few months before the Seaflower is retired... Get in quick! http://stevecarter.com/random/LastChance.jpg

Someone found the sock drawer: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/SockDraw.jpg

Details of the Shieldaig Fete & Regatta: http://stevecarter.com/random/poster2017a5.jpg - Vid of some previous events: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il1HUCBeuXM&t=28s

'Nuff said: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/bertie8.jpg

This is the exact spot where the Celtman Extreme Triathlon contestants will enter the water at 5 a.m. on June 17th. Brrrrr: http://stevecarter.com/random/celtspot.jpg

Nothing to see here. Move on.

If you fancy a 4 minute 'chill out' - check out a walk round the boardwalk: https://youtu.be/YPvYg0Dhf3k (1080p Youtube vid).

Teaching Bertie to wait before killing Mr Giraffe: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/wait17.jpg

That'll be someone on holiday then: http://stevecarter.com/random/holiday17.jpg

Song Thrush: http://stevecarter.com/random/Thrush17.jpg

Pine Marten - class of 2017. It's easy to spot the 'kits' ...they are half the size and twice as scruffy: http://stevecarter.com/random/PMyoung17.jpg

I can't believe I'm supposed to review a car park. It's a bloody car park for God's sake. http://stevecarter.com/random/carpark.jpg

You'll probably not be interested that I'm testing out a gimbal. But I am: https://youtu.be/5XFD0e2XLRo (1080p YouTube vid).

05:30 this morning, by Inverbain: http://stevecarter.com/random/18-5-17.jpg

Pink sky: http://stevecarter.com/random/bowpink.jpg

Do you think Andrex would be interested? http://stevecarter.com/bertie/andrex1.jpg

Time for bed: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/bertie7.jpg

Kinloch yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/14-5-2017.jpg

Shieldaig sunset: http://stevecarter.com/random/orangeislands.jpg

Bertie has discovered Pine Martens. He's also discovered 'incredulity': http://stevecarter.com/random/Bertie5.jpg

Mid-morning, midwinter: http://www.stevecarter.com/gallery1/Gallery2/early1.jpg mid-morning now: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/treespring.jpg

I promise not to post too many photos of Bertie, but couldn't resist this one: http://stevecarter.com/random/bertie3.jpg

The Boudicca is in the loch at present. All 28,551 tons of her: http://stevecarter.com/random/boudicca.jpg - http://stevecarter.com/random/boudicca2.jpg

A view of Attadale Staion: http://stevecarter.com/random/AttadaleStation.jpg and the view from Attadale Station: http://stevecarter.com/random/Lochcarron17.jpg

A short vid of Bertie's first day of training. I've known drummers with less intelligence, and certainly less willingness to do what is asked. ;0) https://youtu.be/BLJkddevC4s

Let me introduce you to our new addition, Bertie (son of Bertie). http://stevecarter.com/random/bertie1.jpg

Some images from Norway. I worked there in 1981, but never got to see much of the landscape. Stunning doesn't come close: http://www.stevecarter.com/nok/NOK.htm

I'm back from a trip to Norway, and have a camera full of snaps. Here's your starter for ten: http://stevecarter.com/nok/norway44.jpg

I think they call this 'Gin clear'. http://stevecarter.com/random/VeryBlue17.jpg

Seals basking on rocks that are submerged look like some sort of magic act. http://stevecarter.com/random/sealfloats.jpg

Shieldaig is currently fast asleep: http://stevecarter.com/random/shieldaigsleeps17.jpg

Breakfast is pretty boring for mums. (Nice earrings, mind) : http://stevecarter.com/random/BreakfastSheep.jpg

Right place, right time for this photographer (Shieldaig, 06:45, May 2nd) : http://stevecarter.com/random/2-5-17.jpg

I don't like hazy sunshine (as we have at the moment). It does however, at least facilitate this type of photo: http://stevecarter.com/random/HazyMay.jpg

May Day: http://stevecarter.com/random/MayDay2017.jpg

Lochside Cottage kinda' does what it says on the tin: http://stevecarter.com/random/spotthecottage.jpg

The Hebridean Princess is in the Loch this morning. I thought I'd put some perspective on it: http://stevecarter.com/random/princess17.jpg

A couple of the more difficult birds to photo (for me, anyway) Redshank: http://stevecarter.com/random/Redshank.jpg Wagtail: http://stevecarter.com/random/wagwag.jpg

There are currently beaches where there are rarely beaches: http://stevecarter.com/random/newbeach.jpg

Well that's the lowest tide I've ever seen by Shieldaig (13:00 yesterday) : http://stevecarter.com/random/26-4-2017.jpg

Liathach disappearing into the cloud this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/liacloud17.jpg

Mucky knees: http://stevecarter.com/random/twosheeps.jpg More mucky knees: http://stevecarter.com/random/SixSheep.jpg

Just like last year, we have a cold snap at the end of April. Snow again on the hills, not quite to sea level though: http://stevecarter.com/random/25-4-17.jpg

The (soon to be) reconstituted dry dock at Kishorn, which, having built oil rigs in the 70's, will now build big bits for windfarms: http://stevecarter.com/random/kishorndrydock.jpg

A Pine Marten looking through our window earlier this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/morecheeseplease.jpg

Shadows on the sea: http://stevecarter.com/random/shadowsonthesea.jpg

Where's everybody gone?: http://stevecarter.com/random/BillyNoMates.jpg

Stirling Sphagnum: http://stevecarter.com/random/mossy17.jpg

We had porpoise in the loch yesterday morning, followed by a line of gulls tracing exactly the same route. Something fishy going on I guess: http://stevecarter.com/random/porpoisegulls.jpg

The old byre at Kinloch: http://stevecarter.com/random/tinroof17.jpg

Looking over Shieldaig Village towards Upper Loch Torridon yesterday evening: http://stevecarter.com/random/EasterAboveSH17.jpg

Shieldaig Island always looks best when, like today, we've borrowed the clouds from 'The Simpsons': http://stevecarter.com/random/islandeaster17.jpg

Gorse and snow. It's gotta' be Easter: http://stevecarter.com/random/EasterMonday17.jpg

Easter Sunday weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/easter17.jpg

On a poor weather day you can still get a few seconds of magic: http://stevecarter.com/random/lateevening17.jpg

Nice setting for a round of golf (Skye) : http://stevecarter.com/random/golfround.jpg

A room with a view: http://stevecarter.com/random/ourview.jpg

Found this old photo of Charlie... looking astonished to see that food moved. http://stevecarter.com/random/charliedinner.jpg

There are some more Ted photos up: http://www.stevecarter.com/Transported/transported.htm

Well it's not King's Cross. But it leads there: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/StrathStation17.jpg

One of the few remaining bits of Strome Castle. I'm sure it was a 'des res' in the 13th century (clan wars aside). The view almost identical: http://stevecarter.com/random/Strome17.jpg

Low tide by Fasaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/FasaigApril17.jpg

A 'Parcel' of Oystercatchers. http://stevecarter.com/random/4oc.jpg

The first Siskins arrived today: http://stevecarter.com/random/8-4-17.jpg

Coming soon... Torridon RIB Charter, offering skippered charter: http://stevecarter.com/random/RIB2.jpg (watch this space for details)

I'm not sayin' nuffin: http://stevecarter.com/random/nothanks17.jpg

Our neighbour has built a circular boardwalk through his land: http://stevecarter.com/random/BoardwalkGM.jpg - from above: http://stevecarter.com/random/TheBoardwalk.jpg

If you have 30 seconds to spare, listen to the noises from the forest at Allt an Dubh this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/birds17.mp3

In case you fancy a dram in the Torridon Inn: http://stevecarter.com/random/17malts.jpg - which is all set for the scrum down: http://stevecarter.com/random/ready17.jpg

Just as well they're friendly! http://stevecarter.com/random/bighead.jpg

The gorse is now properly out: http://stevecarter.com/random/17gorse.jpg

This morning's sunrise over Ben Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/3-4-17.jpg

A bath with a view: http://stevecarter.com/random/BigBath.jpg

Today's weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/2-4-17.jpg

Sometimes I think this view looks like it should have been taken in Japan, not Scotland: http://stevecarter.com/random/japan.jpg

Surprisingly mauve here last night: http://stevecarter.com/random/WentPink.jpg

Pine Martens are understandably very nervous when they are on the ground (but still keep an eye out in case of cheese) : http://stevecarter.com/random/peeper.jpg

The Bothy must win the prize for having the best view from an outside loo: http://stevecarter.com/random/bothymarch17.jpg

Shieldaig from above. Youtube video: https://youtu.be/VCbHziHvpRs

The mornings have been very, very still here of late: http://stevecarter.com/random/TH-March-2017.jpg

We had the haar roll in today. Shieldaig Village vanished for half an hour. This pic, just before that: http://stevecarter.com/random/haar17.jpg

Flying over the loch yesterday (film coming soon): http://stevecarter.com/random/26-3-2017.jpg

Today's weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/26-3-17.jpg

Taking a trip down Shieldaig's Main Street in yesterday's rush hour (Youtube video): https://youtu.be/cDbbKAgbNCw

Torridon Sea Tours returning today. Catch 'em quick, as it's their last year of operation: http://stevecarter.com/random/TSTreturns17.jpg

Lovely weather here today. Looking down Loch Shieldaig towards the island and village: http://stevecarter.com/random/sh25-4-17.jpg

The old fish trap at the head of Loch Torridon as seen from above: http://stevecarter.com/random/fishtrap1.jpg

Looking towards the Torridon hills yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/23-04-17.jpg

If you look closely, you'll see the Inverness/Kyle railway line on the far side of Loch a Chuihinn: http://stevecarter.com/random/KOLline.jpg

Clyde looking Bonnie: http://stevecarter.com/random/clyde17.jpg

Glen Docherty about an hour ago. Still no traffic to be seen. It'll change soon. http://stevecarter.com/random/gd22-4-17.jpg

The Shieldaig Fete & Regatta will be on Saturday August 12th this year (a change). Some pics from previous years: >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il1HUCBeuXM&t=9s

You can see exactly why Shieldaig Village was built where it was: http://stevecarter.com/random/March17Pan.jpg

One of the many hailstorms we are having at present. This one passing by Alligin - they look pretty a couple of miles off. Not so when you're under them! http://stevecarter.com/random/sleet17.jpg

The sea is usually either bright sky blue or dull sky grey here. Unless it's a daft where the hell did that come from green: http://stevecarter.com/random/exceptgreen.jpg

A seal fishing in the shallows of Loch Shieldaig yesterday (youtube video): https://youtu.be/yZx1Z56jcak

I've just rebuilt and added to my photo gallery. Difficult to choose, so I've just gone for my favourites : http://www.stevecarter.com/gallery1/MyFaves.htm

I helped the Torridon Mountain Rescue team with the V/O and music for this video. Give 'em a quid! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSIQGXvZNlc

Late afternoon walk yesterday. FYI on the left here was where they filmed scenes for the King Arthur film, out in May: http://stevecarter.com/random/LateAfternoon417.jpg

Deep in the forest, where it's normally still and quiet - it's all bloody go, and noisy as hell: http://stevecarter.com/random/waterrush1.jpg

The 2017 Shieldaig booklet is now available in local outlets (If you're not sick of my photography!): http://stevecarter.com/random/booklet17.jpg

The weather we have here at the moment, the Irish call 'soft'. Rather appropriate I thought. http://stevecarter.com/random/marchmis.jpg

The Torridon yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/TorridonHotelMarch17.jpg

100% crop for camera geeks: http://stevecarter.com/random/TorridonHotelMarch17crop.jpg (Sony A7R mkll)

Very low tides over the weekend (full moon) reveal why yachts should navigate the far side of Shieldaig Island! http://stevecarter.com/random/si4-17.jpg

Lots of pine saplings ready to fill the space: http://stevecarter.com/random/takesitsplace.jpg

New camera - 42mp sensor - small crop to show detail. Yikes. http://stevecarter.com/random/42crop.jpg

Beinn Alligin is looking a bit actively volcanic today: http://stevecarter.com/random/11-4-2017.jpg

The tidal seabed of the estuary at Tornapress (high tide): http://stevecarter.com/random/lookdownandsee.jpg (spot the ducks).

Being first out and on the road up here does present some issues: http://stevecarter.com/random/Oneissue.jpg

What a difference a day makes: http://stevecarter.com/random/9-4-17.jpg

...and relax... http://stevecarter.com/random/LSEveningLight.jpg

It's chucking everything at us today. Hail, thunder, sleet, snow, sideways rain & gales. Someone must have mentioned spring. http://stevecarter.com/random/chucking.jpg

My better half has collected over £7k for the RSPB from the sale of badges (sold locally). If you're ever here... buy one! http://stevecarter.com/random/badges.jpg

Some pretty moon refraction last night: http://stevecarter.com/random/moonhaze.jpg

This little fella' has found a spot where he can sit each morning, watching us through our windows. (Food may have something to do with it): http://stevecarter.com/random/ReservedSeat.jpg

The Thrail House holiday let from above: http://stevecarter.com/random/ThrailHouse17.jpg

The A896 passing through Torridon. Photo taken about an hour ago: http://stevecarter.com/random/fasaig5-3-17.jpg

We have a receding snowline: http://stevecarter.com/random/March17hills.jpg

Neal doing his thing (sight reading) last week. I wrote this specifically knowing he'd play it. As always, he didn't disappoint: https://youtu.be/utlKcrKRcW0

Nigel's holiday rentals are almost ready to go. Thought he might like a bird's eye view, so: http://stevecarter.com/random/Nige171.jpg

Land Rover finally offered a decent colour so I bought one in said shade. And no, that's not the full number plate, I just didn't want it cloned. http://stevecarter.com/random/r600-2.jpg

Sgurr Dubh (Black/dark peak) not looking very dubh at the moment: http://stevecarter.com/random/sgurrdubh3-17.jpg

A few from yesterday's latest for Warner Bros. (Not a mountain in sight). http://stevecarter.com/random/rak.htm

The view from the top of Glen Docherty is well known, but there is another, rarely mentioned looking SW. Yesterday morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/journey2.jpg

Liathach yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/LiaLateFeb.jpg

Jackson is obviously keen to try Quidditch: http://stevecarter.com/random/JacksonBroom.jpg

I'm afraid winter isn't over yet girls: http://stevecarter.com/random/morewinter.jpg

10 years ago, I photoed all the Shieldaig residents (historical record/character capture). Some have passed, others left. Some faves from the book: http://www.stevecarter.com/people/locals.htm

Two of yesterday's many rainbows: http://stevecarter.com/random/25-2-17.jpg

You can probably guess how cold this water was (when I mistakenly put my foot in it): http://stevecarter.com/random/RBcold.jpg

Today's weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/24-2-17.jpg

Some of the locals getting stuck in: http://stevecarter.com/random/Grub-up.jpg

I think it's safe to assume that Merlin was pleased to see us (forgive rubbish photo): http://stevecarter.com/random/merlin.jpg

http://stevecarter.com/random/DeerHouse17.jpg

The 'back' of Ben Shieldaig yesterday morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/BSFeb17.jpg

Moody Skye: http://stevecarter.com/random/moodyskye.jpg

That's some crazy lichen! http://stevecarter.com/random/lichen17.jpg

Beinn Eighe: http://stevecarter.com/random/BEClose.jpg

The Balgy Gap yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/BalgyFeb17.jpg

The (very) old church/court/meeting place (probably all three) at Am Ploc, Fasaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/oldmeets.jpg

There's life in the old dog yet: http://stevecarter.com/random/jval.jpg

Driving beside the Five Sisters of Kintail yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/5sistersdrive.jpg

Glen Coe this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/glencoe17.jpg

Snow moon: http://stevecarter.com/random/snowmoon.jpg

We've had a stunning week of no weather: http://stevecarter.com/randm/hillsfeb17.jpg

We Brits are really good at orderly queues aren't we. Almost like sheep: http://stevecarter.com/random/sheeplines.jpg

The southern end of Loch Shieldaig yesterday afternoon: http://stevecarter.com/random/kinlochfeb17.jpg

Today's snowline +/- 600m: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/touchofsnow.jpg

Limited edition go faster stripes - sheep style: http://stevecarter.com/random/gofasterstripes.jpg

NC500 have just bought a bunch of my photos, including this one - an interesting perspective of Shieldaig: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/ncbuy.jpg

Torridon sunrise: http://stevecarter.com/random/torridonsunrise.jpg

Fishing boat leaves Shieldaig... http://stevecarter.com/random/Feb17Shiel.jpg

I think our pontoon has had a bit of a moment: http://stevecarter.com/random/ooopspont.jpg

This wee fishing boat has turned up (bouncing about) in the Loch. I wouldn't fancy the open sea in that! http://stevecarter.com/random/weeboat1.jpg

Just after five, at low tide yesterday, looking N.W. over Loch Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/2-2-17.jpg

It's still too early in the year for evenings, but at least we now have late afternoons: http://stevecarter.com/random/1-2-17.jpg

The drag to Shieldaig's School: http://stevecarter.com/random/onewayof.jpg

Lovely light here yesterday - the sort you never get in summer: http://stevecarter.com/random/EndJan17.jpg

The Sky over Couldoran this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/30-1-17.jpg

The extremely old, extremely large water turbine has been bought back to life by the Torridon Estate. It's a monster: http://stevecarter.com/random/turbine.jpg

A secret bridge: http://stevecarter.com/random/metalbridge.jpg

Loch Dughail, Ben Shieldaig, Loch Shieldaig and The Minch: http://stevecarter.com/random/DughaailJan17.jpg

Nice photo Clarkson! http://stevecarter.com/random/clarkson1.jpg

Fly to Skye: http://stevecarter.com/random/flytoskye.jpg

Colours in the Sky: http://stevecarter.com/random/skycolours.jpg

Walking through the Torridon Estate earlier this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/Lcot3.jpg

Grub up: http://stevecarter.com/random/grubup17.jpg

Part of the Bealach na Ba. There wasn't much choice in where to site the road! http://stevecarter.com/random/roadthrough.jpg

It's a good hair day: http://stevecarter.com/random/goodhairday.jpg

Ooops: http://stevecarter.com/random/ooopscaravan.jpg - Loads more silliness here: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/random.htm

The Torridon Hills yesterday morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/21-1-17.jpg

Up high looking straight ahead, it is as you would think: http://stevecarter.com/random/20-1-17.jpg - looking straight down however... http://stevecarter.com/random/sgeir.jpg

Creel pots on the jetty: http://stevecarter.com/random/jettystuff.jpg

The Shieldaig campsite is empty. Well, almost. http://stevecarter.com/random/statesheep.jpg

Waiting room on the Kyle Line (or perhaps the NW Highlands version of Dignitas?) http://stevecarter.com/random/waitingrooms.jpg

Liathach & Fasaig on Saturday (trying out new 19mm lens): http://stevecarter.com/random/14-1-17.jpg

If you're driving through Shieldaig, remember that oncoming dogs have priority: http://stevecarter.com/random/oncomingdogs.jpg (taken through car windscreen).

Dark: http://stevecarter.com/random/verydark17.jpg

The 'other end' of Ben Shieldaig (the bit without the trees): http://stevecarter.com/random/otherend.jpg

I think we can safely call this midwinter: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/midwinter17.jpg (lights on at 10.30 a.m.)

Shieldaig is fast asleep. Alarm set for late March: http://stevecarter.com/random/sleepy17.jpg - http://stevecarter.com/random/sleepy17a.jpg

Liathach yesterday afternoon: http://stevecarter.com/random/yesterdayafternoon.jpg

Here we gale again: http://stevecarter.com/random/ablow.jpg

Spot the unimpressed sheep: http://stevecarter.com/random/unimpressedsheep.jpg

It keeps feeling like it's inside, out: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/indoorjan.jpg

Incoming! http://stevecarter.com/random/TheGull.jpg

Doogie dog has wandered around the village for her entire life, but I've never worked out how she circumvents the cattle grid. Until now: http://stevecarter.com/random/Gughailgate.jpg

January's weather best described as 'uneventful': http://stevecarter.com/random/Jan17Shieldaig.jpg though tilting the camera reveals hidden colour http://stevecarter.com/random/abovecolour.jpg

Silhouettes: http://stevecarter.com/random/SilTrees.jpg

If they don't get stuck on one side of this corner... http://stevecarter.com/random/lorry1.jpg they get stuck on the other: http://stevecarter.com/random/lorry1a.jpg

Looks like it's had a hard life: http://stevecarter.com/random/moonss.jpg

The tree with the best view in Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/treeview.jpg

Sheep don't seem to be able to decide quite what they think of Labradors: http://stevecarter.com/random/decide.jpg

For any weather nerds out there, here are the Shieldaig stats from 2016: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/nurd.htm

Here are a few faves from last year: http://www.stevecarter.com/latest/latesttorridon16.htm

http://stevecarter.com/random/defrost16.jpg