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.

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I HAVE SPLIT THIS PAGE INTO YEARS. CLICK TO VIEW PREVIOUS: ~ 2011 ~ 2012 ~ 2013 ~ 2014 ~ 2015 ~ 2016 ~ 2017


2017 (latest at top)

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


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