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).

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2012

I have just finished my '12 from 12' - my favourite photo from each month over the past year: http://stevecarter.com/random/12from2012.htm ~ Happy New Year!

Just had a fab lunch at the Lochcarron Bistro - under new management. Recommended. http://SteveCarter.com/random/Bistro.jpg

Our postie delivered a letter in the village yesterday. The address read: Stig the Dog, Shieldaig, Scotland.

When they said 'Storm Force Winds', they meant it. http://www.stevecarter.com/random/StormForce.jpg

Not the sort of thing I usually write, but am quite enjoying it. http://www.stevecarter.com/random/The_Fool.mp3

..and here's one I took earlier, when one of them got curious and came over to have a look at our dog: http://SteveCarter.com/random/1otter.jpg

We have a family of three Sea Otters living at this end of the loch. Look carefully, you'll see two of them (yesterday) http://www.stevecarter.com/random/2otters.jpg

First light on the Torridon Hills: http://SteveCarter.com/random/First_Light.jpg

A water trough above the village of Kenmore - photo taken yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/Kenmore.jpg

For some reason we always seem to get lovely weather on Boxing Day. This morning's dog walk on Sand Beach: http://SteveCarter.com/random/26-12-12.jpg

Loch Torridon and the Torridon Hills. Sunrise this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/BoxingMorning.jpg

Charlie is NOT amused: http://stevecarter.com/random/not.jpg

Season's greetings: http://www.stevecarter.com/xmas2012.htm

Probably NOT the most Desirable Residence in Wester Ross: http://SteveCarter.com/random/NotDesRes.jpg

Soup: http://SteveCarter.com/random/soup.jpg

I freely admit to being a bit of a nurd. Thing is, we don't get many planes over us here & this iPad app is cute. Where it's going and what it is: http://stevecarter.com/random/nurd.jpg

As it's the shortest day here, I thought I'd post my time lapse from a longest day (when it never gets dark). http:// www.stevecarter.com/summer-solstice.mpg (54mb file)

We're getting some great colours in the mornings. This was about 90 minutes before we actually saw the sun! http://stevecarter.com/random/beforedawn.jpg

Ug. http://SteveCarter.com/random/ugg.jpg

I got a sweatshirt made up to wear in the recording session last week.. just to avoid any confusion: http://stevecarter.com/random/NoIdea.jpg

Some photos from last weeks session in Angel recording Studios: http://stevecarter.com/random/angel1.htm

Sun Light: http://stevecarter.com/random/streetlamp.jpg

I've never written for voices before, but I'd write for RSVP voices all day - check out : http://stevecarter.com/random/choir1.mp3 (tracked)

White grass and orange sea. Can only be winter: http://SteveCarter.com/random/orangesea.jpg

Haar over Lochcarron this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/haar.jpg

Ice on Loch Dughaill this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/icerock.jpg

Nearly the winter solstice, and the sun touches the top of the hills as late as 09:15 http://SteveCarter.com/random/18-12-12.jpg

The pine forest on the slopes of Ben Shieldaig yesterday afternoon: http://SteveCarter.com/random/17-12-12.jpg

Here's a 'fly on the wall' vid from the control room at Angel 1 of 'Heartbroken' being recorded. Al Gavin conducts. http://stevecarter.com/random/HB5.mov

Here are two people who know exactly what they are doing, and why they are supposed to be doing it: http://stevecarter.com/random/angel4.jpg

I've been a.w.o.l. doing this: http://SteveCarter.com/random/angel1.jpg (photo of Alexander Balanescu) - a short clip in case you care to listen. http://stevecarter.com/random/angel12-1.mp3

The top of Glen Shieldaig, 8:15 this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/sillysky.jpg

Frozen Loch Dughaill this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/11-12-12.jpg ~ and a little later: http:// stevecarter.com/random/frozen2.jpg

Shieldaig Village today. Whenever I think of winter here, this is the sight that springs to my mind. Not snow, smoke!: http://stevecarter.com/random/VillageWinter.jpg

It's very, very silly out there today: http://SteveCarter.com/random/10-12-2012.jpg

Last night's Adventure Show (Celtman) now on iPlayer (not sure for how long) http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01pd09z/The_Adventure_Show_2012_2013_The_Celtman/

This morning's red vapour trail: http://SteveCarter.com/random/redvt.jpg

Charlie had some friends here for a sleep over last night. Alfie & Jeffrey: http://SteveCarter.com/random/jef2.jpg ~ Dog tired : http://SteveCarter.com/random/jef1.jpg

Off Topic: Some 'proper' time put into this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUv-Q6EgEFI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Lochcarron - an hour before sunrise: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/lcmain.jpg

Jackal's latest. (A mate) Well worth a watch if you're into scenery, driving and cars (and Torridon) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMafgPR7XXg&hd=1

Reminder - The Adventure Show ~ Celtman - Sunday 9 December at 1900 BBC 2 Scotland: ~ http:// stevecarter.com/random/EarlyStart.jpg (on iPlayer for those in rest of UK)

A bit of a mouthful: http://SteveCarter.com/random/mouthfull.jpg

Will you STOP taking photos and throw another snowball! http://www.stevecarter.com/random/snowc.jpg

A few from yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/5-12-12-1.jpg ~ http://stevecarter.com/random/5-12-12-3.jpg ~ http://stevecarter.com/random/5-12-12-4.jpg

Pretty and slippy in equal measure out there today: http://stevecarter.com/random/5-12-12-2.jpg

An image of Shieldaig Island taken in the 10 minute window of completely outrageous light yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/4-12-2012.jpg

The bus stop in Shieldaig just now (there are no buses of course): http://SteveCarter.com/random/BusStop.jpg

Shieldaig Island this morning - incoming weather! http://SteveCarter.com/random/4-12-12.jpg

Charlie being Charlie: http://stevecarter.com/ouch-toon.wmv (some Macs won't play wmvs)

November added to my '12 from 12' page: http://stevecarter.com/random/12from2012.htm

Another from this morning. Looking towards Fasaig, below the hill known as Liathach: http://SteveCarter.com/random/2-12-2012.jpg

As far as I'm concerned, It could stay winter all year long if it was like it is today: http://SteveCarter.com/random/2-12-12.jpg

You can see why this is called the 'Bay of Deception'. I wouldn't want to try and park a boat there! http://stevecarter.com/random/bod.jpg

It's like the weather knew it was the first day of winter: http://SteveCarter.com/random/1-12-2012.jpg

An hour before sunrise, and it was a wee bit nippy out there, I can tell you: http://SteveCarter.com/random/winter2012.jpg

Seriously wacky light here earlier this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/30-11-12.jpg

The cheapest lawn mower in the world. Just let some sheep in for a day and close the gate: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Mower.jpg

Sand beach yesterday (You can see the bothie Monty Halls lived in for his BBC series a couple of years back): http://SteveCarter.com/random/SandNov.jpg

If that ball so much as moves, it's dead. http://SteveCarter.com/random/watchtheball.jpg

Sand Beach this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/NovSand.jpg

Some of my music has just been used on BBC 'Bargain Hunt'. That is the only reason I ever watch said programme, of course!! In case you care: http://SteveCarter.com/random/BH.mp3

The top of the Bealach just now: http://SteveCarter.com/random/toptop.jpg

This morning's sunrise over Beinn Damph: http://SteveCarter.com/random/28-11-12.jpg

Getting on for 450,000 miles traveled so far, Ted drops in, en route to Australia: http://stevecarter.com/random/Big-Little.jpg
More info: http://www.stevecarter.com/transported/transported.htm

The weather can't make it's mind up whether to be rubbish or not. As I type it's decided it will be - but then again...: http://SteveCarter.com/random/BitOfSun.jpg

HMS Lancaster, undergoing sea trials after a re-fit, is in Loch Torridon at the moment. http://SteveCarter.com/random/lancaster.jpg (Thanks Wiki)

A photo of the road (you can just see it) on the east shore of Loch Shieldaig (Motorway it ain't): http://SteveCarter.com/random/EastRoad.jpg

FYI (From BBC) Next Adventure Show coming up! The Celtman will be on Sunday 9 December at 1900 BBC2 - filmed here in June

Looking towards Camas Ruadh at the far end of Shieldaig. Beyond lies The Minch and the Outer Hebrides: http://SteveCarter.com/random/CamasRuadh.jpg

Beinn Alligin turns deep red as the sun sets yesterday: http://SteveCarter.com/random/25-11-12.jpg

I'm sure my dog is related to a Highland Cow: http://SteveCarter.com/random/CharlesHornes.jpg

Always worth a re-post: http://www.SteveCarter.com/random/reminder.jpg

I've added some more photos to the Hebridean page: http://www.stevecarter.com/harris-2007/hebrides.htm

Today we have sunshine and showers. Okay, mostly showers. http://SteveCarter.com/random/showers1.jpg

If you're on the coast road to Applecross today, you might want to be careful on the blind corners: http://SteveCarter.com/random/blind.jpg

Charlie's morning walk, trying to impress us by playing 'I've spotted some deer': http://SteveCarter.com/random/spotted .jpg

If anyone is short of rain, we have some spare: http://SteveCarter.com/random/rainman2.jpg

What was that about possession being 9/10ths of the law?: http://SteveCarter.com/random/poss.jpg

For those of a petrolhead disposition... The new addition (Charlie dog demanded an upgrade to his mobile kennel) http://stevecarter.com/random/S4.htm

My house FINALLY made it onto Google Earth. I thought they'd forgotten us. http://SteveCarter.com/random/GE.jpg

My car has had several close calls with these recently. They often run in the direction they face. Even when it's completely daft to do so: http://SteveCarter.com/random/rd.jpg

They want to take thousands of tons of wood from Applecross by single track coast road, not boat. This will result in just one thing: http://SteveCarter.com/random/lorry1.jpg

The dog equivalent of 'Twiglets' : http://SteveCarter.com/random/chew.jpg

Here's a photo of a Caledonian Pine Forest, upside down, in a rain drop, hanging from a pine needle, taken just now: http://SteveCarter.com/random/OurGarden.jpg (in case you wondered).

Snow on top: http://SteveCarter.com/random/snowontop.jpg

A clip of me and Hannah. I'd kill for an 'instrument' like hers. (Preferably an octave lower!) : http://stevecarter.com/random/meh.mp3

RIP sweet Jenny: http://stevecarter.com/random/RIPJ.jpg

The road to the Bealach:: http://SteveCarter.com/random/rhodes.jpg

Wee. http://www.stevecarter.com/random/weee.jpg

The village of Inver Alligin getting the best of the weather! http://SteveCarter.com/random/IA.jpg

Having spent many, many, many hours talking on the phone to BT regarding their stupidity, I am back online. I have lawyers on the case!

It was looking like a film set on Sunday: http://stevecarter.com/random/November12.jpg (BTW A request to BT that was in fact, never requested, goes into a sort of Bermuda Triangle of requests, and can't be unrequested).

Just got a mail from BT "Thanks for letting us know that you'd like us to stop your BT Broadband" - I don't, of course - If I disappear, that's why.

FedEx : 8 hrs to get a parcel from NL to DE, then 9 hrs to UK, then 7 hrs to Inverness, then 120 hrs+ to get it to me. Why would that be?

You'd think we didn't feed him: http://SteveCarter.com/random/greedy.jpg

Ted reached nearly 97,000 feet by hot air balloon yesterday: http://SteveCarter.com/transported/OrbiTed.jpg ~ More Ted pics here: http://www.stevecarter.com/transported/ted6.htm

As I understand it, my teddy is now hurtling towards earth from 30,000 metres. Rescue car on M25: http://SteveCarter.com/random/ted-dead.jpg

A photo of Strathcarron station this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/strathcarron.jpg - and then I realised where I'd parked to take it: http://stevecarter.com/random/sorry.jpg

This morning's weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/4-11-12.jpg

Keith's 40th: http://Stevecarter.com/random/k40.jpg

Yea, right. http://SteveCarter.com/random/YR.jpg (From today's Scottish Daily Mail).

Liathach (the grey one), looking distinctly un-grey this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/2-11-12.jpg

I've added a photo from October to my '12 from 12' page: http://stevecarter.com/random/12from2012.htm

In case you ever wondered - as if you would. What I do for fun (apart from drive). Part of something I wrote as a thank you to Mr Handel: http://stevecarter.com/random/fun1.mp3

Charlie is finally earning his keep. This photo (seen on here) is going in the national press on Saturday. Woof. http://stevecarter.com/random/ThePoser.jpg

Another (better) from yesterday: http://SteveCarter.com/random/31Oct2012.jpg

I like it when the sea does this: (taken 5 minutes ago looking north towards Shieldaig) : http://SteveCarter.com/random/31-10-12.jpg

Autumn mist in Glen Shieldaig: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Shieldaig_mist.jpg

Charlie trying to blend in with his surroundings, but still managing to look like a poser: http://SteveCarter.com/random/ThePoser.jpg

Today's weather: http://SteveCarter.com/random/TW.jpg

One of the (few) downsides of living in a Pine forest: http://SteveCarter.com/random/BuggerIt.jpg

Thursday morning 11C: http://stevecarter.com/random/TheHillsOct.jpg - Saturday morning 3C: http://stevecarter.com/random/TheHillsOct2.jpg

A message from Jackson: http://SteveCarter.com/random/TDFM.jpg

Some of the Torridon Munros. Photo taken from 'The bay of deception' yesterday: http://SteveCarter.com/random/TheHillsOct.jpg

The village of Fasiag in late October sun: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Fasaig.jpg

The A896 looks a lot prettier than it sounds: http://SteveCarter.com/random/A896.jpg

The Torridon Hills today: http://SteveCarter.com/random/23-10-12.jpg

We don't get sunrises in Shieldaig as the hills are in the way. But hills create clouds, and clouds sometimes do this: http://SteveCarter.com/random/NoSun.jpg

A very fine day for a very fine drive: http://SteveCarter.com/random/R8-9s.jpg

Back from a trip to Tesco. (Any excuse to stop off in Lochinver). http://stevecarter.com/random/TescoTrip.htm

You can tell winter is on the way on mornings like this: http://SteveCarter.com/random/OnItsWay.jpg

'The Seaflower' at sunrise this morning on Loch Shieldaig. Heavy clouds over the Outer Hebrides. http://SteveCarter.com/random/ssr.jpg

Another completely pointless road sign. What exactly do they expect us to do? http://SteveCarter.com/random/pointless2.jpg

Beinn Alligin yesterday: http://SteveCarter.com/random/AlliginOct12.jpg

From Monday: http://SteveCarter.com/random/15-10-12.jpg ...and this from yesterday: http://SteveCarter.com/random/16-10-2012.jpg

It's Charlie's birthday. He's old enough to know better. http://stevecarter.com/charliethedog/index.htm

The bridge to The Isle of Skye this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/skyeb.jpg

How 'Autumn' would you like? http://SteveCarter.com/random/HowAutumn.jpg

I've re-built the Loch Torridon Smokehouse page with some new photos: http://www.stevecarter.com/ansh/smokehouse.htm

Loch Torridon yesterday afternoon: http://SteveCarter.com/random/OctHills.jpg

Spotted on the Loch updated: http://www.stevecarter.com/ships.htm

The sun rises over Beinn Damph, seen first by a lone Buzzard: http://SteveCarter.com/random/OctoberSky.jpg

Death of a rowing boat: http://SteveCarter.com/random/DeadBoat.jpg

Jackson: http://SteveCarter.com/random/jackson1.jpg

A cunning plan to encourage tourists to use passing places on single track roads. Do you think the police will mind? http://SteveCarter.com/random/polite.jpg

Dick Turpin has installed a 24 hr pump in Lochcarron: http://SteveCarter.com/random/ow.jpg

Chewing the cud: http://SteveCarter.com/random/cud.jpg

Tommy is away, so his chooks walk down the village to the shop to get food. (You think I'm joking!): http://stevecarter.com/random/chookshop.jpg

Kinloch Lodge on the Isle of Skye yesterday evening: http://stevecarter.com/random/KL2.jpg

Off on the Pirelli tyres for some Michelin nosh at Kinloch Lodge today. Yum: http://stevecarter.com/random/yummy.jpg

Looking across Loch Shieldaig towards the Minch this morning (Oct 5th): http://SteveCarter.com/random/stillness.jpg

The colour of the peat bog has finally confirmed it's Autumn. http://SteveCarter.com/random/Oct2012.jpg

My favourite image from September added to my '12 from 12' : http://SteveCarter.com/random/12from2012.htm

Charlie keeping a close eye on his subjects: http://SteveCarter.com/random/eyeeye.jpg

We've had rubbish light for photography here for days. Then along comes perfect. For the first time, proper Autumn colours: http://SteveCarter.com/random/3-10-12.jpg

This burn was dry in June: http://SteveCarter.com/random/dry.jpg

We can't get pizza deliveries here, but we can get a cow delivered: http://SteveCarter.com/random/game.jpg

Class: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-19783214

From today, until 20-3-13, London get longer days than here. On Dec 21st we will get +/- 6.5 hrs of daytime. Last year: 21-12-11: http://SteveCarter.com/random/solstice.jpg

Just came across this photo of Charlie looking confused during the house build: http://www.stevecarter.com/build/bm7.jpg

The company in Lapland that provided the kit for my house wanted some publicity photos... Sunday morning sorted then: http://www. stevecarter.com/random/house6.jpg

You could walk across this in June without getting your feet wet. Someone must have opened a tap: http://SteveCarter.com/random/tap.jpg

The Fly Agaric are out here, in case any of you fancy a trip to see the Mad Hatter. Once was enough for me: http://SteveCarter.com/random/FlyAway.jpg

Today's weather: http://SteveCarter.com/random/sands.jpg

R.I.P. Gus. He was always very gentle when he spoke to me. Many times: "It's a fine day" He was right, he saw many- Funeral on Monday: http://SteveCarter.com/random/ripgus.jpg

How to dig for water if you happen to live by a Loch by Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/drill.jpg

Today is mostly monochrome: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/mono1.jpg

Lunch at the Torridon Inn: 4 of my '5 a day' > http://SteveCarter.com/random/side1.jpg ... and here's the 5th > http://SteveCarter.com/random/side2.jpg ... what!?

West Highland rush hour: http://SteveCarter.com/random/rush-hour1.jpg

Sarah Lund has a new jumper in Killing 3: http://stevecarter.com/random/sl2.jpg - I can feel a request coming my way! http://stevecarter.com/random/sl.jpg

Am Ploc: http://SteveCarter.com/random/ploc.jpg - by the Torridon cafe: http://SteveCarter.com/random/shops.jpg who have sold 100+ of my DVDs since Easter: http://SteveCarter.com/random/dvds.jpg raising over £100+ for KIVA

Another from the weekend: http://SteveCarter.com/random/another1.jpg

Whenever I hear warnings of terrible weather (like this weekend), I know we're in for the opposite: http://SteveCarter.com/random/we.jpg

Sunday Sunrise: http://SteveCarter.com/random/ssun.jpg

Ted's back from Mauritius. Going into space this month. Live shots from his flight will be available. Watch this SPACE for details: http://www.stevecarter.com/transported/ted6.htm

Equinox at 14:49 today... usually my least favourite day of the year - but today is just stunning: Big Sky! http://SteveCarter.com/random/Big_Sky.jpg

Seaweed: http://stevecarter.com/random/21-9-2012.jpg

Today's September sky: http://SteveCarter.com/random/21-9-12.jpg

It's the equinox tomorrow and the colours here are changing fast: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/autumnequinox.jpg

Nanny's tin shop due to be demolished this winter. That's the end of an era: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/gm.jpg

All quiet on the Western Coast: http://stevecarter.com/random/quiet.jpg

This photo only really means something when you see the size of the telegraph poles: http://SteveCarter.com/random/perspective.jpg

Russell Burn after last night's heavy rain: http://SteveCarter.com/random/19-9-2012.jpg

The prettiest place south of the border? - Buttermere: http://www.stevecarter.com/cumbria/buttermere-march06.jpg - http://www.stevecarter.com/cumbria/b123.jpg

Damn. I'm screwed (1957): http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-19622330

Today's weather : Loch Shieldaig : 13.10 : http://SteveCarter.com/random/18-9-12.jpg

I see the camera I use most of the time now costs half what I paid 18 months ago: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-PowerShot-Digital-Sensitivity-Megapixel/dp/B00400OK52/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347963729&sr=8-1

Another of today's many rainbows: http://stevecarter.com/random/bows2.jpg

There's a research boat on the Loch today. I hope it's researching rainbows: http://SteveCarter.com/random/research.jpg

Shieldaig Resident, Gerry Beard: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-19622749

Lovely walk in Balmacara woods this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/bal1.jpg - Saw lots of stuff I can't identify: http://SteveCarter.com/random/bal2.jpg

The Rowan Tree by the croft at Fasaig this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/rowan1.jpg

Shortly to appear on a pump clip in the Torridon Inn, launching a new real ale. It'd be rude not to try it wouldn't it. http://stevecarter.com/random/fire3.jpg

Nag, nag, nag. http://SteveCarter.com/random/nag.jpg

Charlie wonders if he can possibly go for the walk without having to step into that huge puddle: http://stevecarter.com/random/puddlejumper.jpg

I spotted the two Sea Eagles yesterday over Loch Shieldaig (who had disappeared since May) : http://SteveCarter.com/random/se-eagle1.jpg

Map lichen and heather providing much of the colour up in the hills at this time of year: http://SteveCarter.com/random/late.jpg

We just heard, the injured Buzzard we looked after that went to the 'Raptor Hospital' on Skye has been released today: http://SteveCarter.com/random/buz.jpg

Some of the trees still struggling to recover after the hill fire last year: http://SteveCarter.com/random/AFewBWTrees.jpg

Anybody fancy a bit of light fencing repairs? http://SteveCarter.com/random/fence.jpg

Some new B&Ws added: http://www.stevecarter.com/picaday/bw.htm

Maggie Smiles: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Maggie.jpg

All drivers that venture north of Spean Bridge should be MADE to watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQZownCGnYg

Number 26: http://SteveCarter.com/random/no26.jpg

The old croft at Fearnmore: http://SteveCarter.com/random/oldcroft.jpg

I'm really glad to see that the world hasn't gone completely mad yet: http://stevecarter.com/random/notmadyet.jpg

Lots of Labradoodles round here these days, but met my first Cockerpoo yesterday. Sweet wee thing. http://SteveCarter.com/random/Cockerpoo.jpg

You can see why it's called 'Red Point': http://SteveCarter.com/random/5-9-12.jpg

'My God, He's got that camera set to 1000 ISO!' http://www.stevecarter.com/random/nikon.jpg

Dooley Dog at Red Point today: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Dooley1.jpg

I'm not even goung to try and explain this: http://stevecarter.com/random/bt.jpg (I'm on the left - 1987.... and yes, it was a spoof band!).

Publicity shot. Honest: http://stevecarter.com/random/Inn1.jpg

I just Googled our postcode. It has a population of 4 and a bit. The bit has his own mobile postcode > http://SteveCarter.com/random/kennels.jpg

Just found this from a previous trip to Harris. It could ONLY be The Hebrides, Spring and very early in the morning. Such clarity: http://SteveCarter.com/random/thewave.jpg

Gift shop with dissociative identity disorder: http://SteveCarter.com/random/openclosed.jpg

Nutters were supposed to be cycling over the Bealach today, but 80mph winds & rain at the top stopped all the 'fun': http://SteveCarter.com/random/darksky.jpg

I'm sure there's a bad joke there somewhere: http://SteveCarter.com/random/joke.jpg

August now added to my '12 from 12' page: http://stevecarter.com/random/12from2012.htm

I've added some more horrific album covers to the collection. NOT suitable for work: http://www.stevecarter.com/albumcovers.htm

The weather forecaster just said "For once, Scotland is getting the best weather". Where were they in May, June and July? http://www.stevecarter.com/3/3daysharris6.jpg

Midges love hot tyres almost as they love me: http://SteveCarter.com/random/midges.jpg

I just got funding for 48 musicians and 3 days here > http://www.angelstudios.co.uk All I have to do now is write, arrange, score, record & mix. Piece a cake.

Swift... my arse! http://SteveCarter.com/random/arse.jpg

Sunday lunchtime outside the Torridon Inn: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/Sundaze1.jpg

The hills looking very green, the sea looking very calm: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/TTH.jpg

Then: http://www.stevecarter.com/ansh/sh1913.jpg - Now: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/OneCarStreet.jpg

A silly game I play when going to Tesco. How many miles before I see my first car? Today it was 48.3 : http://SteveCarter.com/random/TR.jpg

It's one of those still days that looks like a painting: http://SteveCarter.com/random/paintings.jpg

Chocks away! http://SteveCarter.com/random/tallyho.jpg

Where'd everybody go? http://SteveCarter.com/random/go.jpg

I'm almost never lost for words... but just saw this Jag on French plates in Shieldaig. Check out the rear window. http://SteveCarter.com/random/sccom.jpg

Had a buzzard with a broken wing here overnight - handed in to Lochcarron Garage. Now on it's way to raptor rescue centre on Skye: http://SteveCarter.com/random/buz.jpg

I've just added two recent albums (the ones recorded here) to my music page: http://www.stevecarter.com/m4.htm

It's one of those odd days when it's always raining on the other side of the loch, no matter which side I'm on: http://SteveCarter.com/random/otherside.jpg

I've just added some new images to the beaches page: http://www.stevecarter.com/beaches/beaches.htm

Sometimes rain can be entertaining: http://SteveCarter.com/random/raindrops.jpg

A clip from the three piece a cappella group I recorded here yesterday. http://SteveCarter.com/random/sclip.mp3

Gone fishing: http://SteveCarter.com/random/hh.jpg

Loch Maree: http://SteveCarter.com/random/maree.jpg

Seen better days: http://SteveCarter.com/random/xtree.jpg

Something I wrote for two friends of mine. Edwardo and Antonio. Antonio has probably the finest touch you'll hear on a Spanish: http://SteveCarter.com/random/EdAnt.mp3

Shieldaig Island this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/SI.jpg

What's the collective term for a bunch of Citroens? A 'Clutch' perhaps? No, I know. It's gotta' be a 'Breakdown' http://SteveCarter.com/random/citroen.jpg

There's 10 women coming to my house tonight to 'chat'. Obviously, I'm off to the pub with a mate. Look at what they will eat! http://SteveCarter.com/random/sweets.jpg

Estate Agency, West Highland style: http://SteveCarter.com/random/marketing.jpg

Loch Shieldaig sunset: http://SteveCarter.com/random/RedLoch.jpg

Rubbish photo, but nice to see they are still here: http://SteveCarter.com/random/otter.jpg

You don't see this for ages, then see it twice in as many weeks. This time 2 vapour trail shadows at different heights: http://SteveCarter.com/random/shadows2.jpg

Collared: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/collared.jpg

Ted's just returned from the Dominican Republic, and is now off to Mauritius. It's tough being a Ted. http://www.stevecarter.com/transported/ted6.htm

I just had a BBC Newsnight producer on the line wanting a piece of music of mine. I guess when the news is bad I do ok. http://SteveCarter.com/random/newsnight.mp3

The 'Island Clearances' of Herons by heavyweight Sea Eagles now means I have several nesting at the bottom of my garden: http://SteveCarter.com/random/newhome.jpg

BRD74 heads home late last night: http://SteveCarter.com/random/BRD74.jpg

Main Street, Shieldaig, earlier today: http://SteveCarter.com/random/main.jpg

Now THAT'S what I call a beach: (South Harris ~ May 28th) http://SteveCarter.com/random/luskentyre.jpg

I hate signs that say 'Fete Today' - you know full well it was three weeks ago. Even more annoying: http://SteveCarter.com/random/cafeclosed.jpg (It was closed, of course)

Loch Shieldaig looking very relaxed this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/10-8-12.jpg

The Cuillin Hills on Skye: http://SteveCarter.com/random/cuillinhills.jpg

Low tide at Kishorn this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/low.jpg

Devil’s Bit Scabious: http://SteveCarter.com/random/grass1.jpg

Flat calm in Glen Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/6-8-12.jpg

This morning's cloud base: http://SteveCarter.com/random/base.jpg

2012 Shieldaig Fete & Boat Race photos now up: http://SteveCarter.com/12fete/12fete.htm

Photos from the 2012 Shieldaig raft race: http://stevecarter.com/12raft/12raft.htm

It's annoying when a photo doesn't look real, when it is. The Cuillin Hills from about 25k distant. Atlantic clam too.. http://SteveCarter.com/random/distant-hills.jpg

Shades of the Torridon Hills: http://SteveCarter.com/random/shades.jpg

West Highland retail outlet refurbished: http://SteveCarter.com/random/retail.jpg

My Teddy Bear is going into space in October. http://www.stevecarter.com/transported/transported.htm

Well I've never seen this before... a horizontal rainbow! http://SteveCarter.com/random/flat.jpg

I just spent an hour cleaning a car in a forest, next to a burn, early morning, in the N.W. Highlands, in August. Not a single midge. Extraordinary. http://SteveCarter.com/random/zeromidges.jpg

On 15th May over 20,000 photographers took photos of their day. 'A Day' Has now put them all up on the web. Mine here: http://www.aday.org/profile/46408#profiles=eyJ3aGVyZSI6eyJ1c2VyIjp7Im5hbWUiOiJzdGV2ZSBjYXJ0ZXIifX0sInBhZ2luYXRpb24iOlsyMCwwXX0=

Here's one you don't often see. The shadow of the vapour trail preceding the jet that caused it, due to the sun's angle: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/shadow1.jpg

Charlie's preferred walk: http://stevecarter.com/random/dogbeach.jpg

Sea Pinks by Sand Beach: http://stevecarter.com/random/Pinks1.jpg

Milltown this morning (not exactly a big town) : http://SteveCarter.com/random/Milltown.jpg

I've just returned from Inverness Airfield. I say 'field' as it certainly isn't a port! : http://SteveCarter.com/random/field.jpg

It's been a while since I've seen one of these! http://SteveCarter.com/random/oneofthese.jpg

Heavy showers over the Bealach: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/showers.jpg

I'm sure these have been put here deliberately to annoy. You can see the far end of the 'road works'. NOTHING for 8 weeks: http://SteveCarter.com/random/annoy.jpg

There is a chair in my garden overlooking the loch. If I sit in it, my dog grabs nearby twigs and destroys them for me http://SteveCarter.com/random/TwigTime.jpg

It's bright sunshine here but as ever, drive down the glen and it's a very different story: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/MoreShowers.jpg

Very 'Highland' weather here at the moment: http://www.SteveCarter.com/random/typical.jpg

You ain't seen me, right? http://www.stevecarter.com/random/peek.jpg

I just overheard a cyclist say "Who'd bring an R8 up here?" Err...> http://www.stevecarter.com/picaday/roads.htm - Where would he suggest - Kilburn perhaps?

Evenings. From only this spot, Charlie can keep an eye on us, and the Pine Martens. He's convinced he's working. http://www.stevecarter.com/random/rug.jpg

The top of Liathach this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/top.jpg

Shieldaig Village this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/24-7-12.jpg

Is it just me or does this very small moth sleeping on our front door look a bit like a guinea pig? http://SteveCarter.com/random/pig.jpg

Each year I take photos of the local primary school's paintings for a calendar. Each year they all surpass Tracey Emin's best efforts: http://SteveCarter.com/random/C13.jpg

The beginning of the storm: http://SteveCarter.com/random/storm.jpg

We have a gale here. I knew I should have put the car away: http://SteveCarter.com/random/forests.jpg

Russell Burn is flowing again. This time tomorrow, chances are it'll be a torrent: http://SteveCarter.com/random/RB2.jpg

This morning's rush hour: http://SteveCarter.com/random/rush.jpg

Glen Docherty (on the way back from Tesco): http://SteveCarter.com/random/GD1.jpg

Loch Torridon this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/19-7-12.jpg

Like we really need you to tell us: http://Stevecarter.com/random/no.jpg

Incoming: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/incoming.jpg

Nice wings: http://SteveCarter.com/random/wings.jpg

I've changed my Twitter photo to one of my dog when his head was exploding: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Bigtwitpic.jpg

I've 12 tracks on this, released today: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Dramazone.jpg ~ 30 sec clip: http://SteveCarter.com/random/DramaClip.mp3

Ben Shieldaig disappears into the clouds: http://SteveCarter.com/random/HillClouds.jpg

My wife wanted to be like Sarah Lund, so I bought her the jumper: http://stevecarter.com/random/SL.jpg

It's still there. And it's bought with it some welcome rain: http://SteveCarter.com/random/grey.jpg

Somebody with a bit of spare cash just arrived. There goes the neighbourhood. Maybe they'll buy Ross County: http://SteveCarter.com/random/NoMoney.jpg

After the 'clearances', the few folk that remained couldn't afford boats. So they built walls to trap fish at low tide: http://SteveCarter.com/random/fishers.jpg

Sailing tomorrow to work on the Olympics as a safety vessel: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/TST1.jpg

The abnormally dry weather in June killed off all the midges. Haven't seen one since May... hurray. http://SteveCarter.com/random/NMidges.jpg

Boo! http://www.stevecarter.com/random/boo.jpg

Lochcarron: http://SteveCarter.com/random/LC.jpg

Achintraid: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/TheDell.jpg

The village, the hill, the cloud: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/Liathachcloud.jpg

Heavy showers over the hills: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Heavy-Showers.jpg

Torridon School - 'mothballed' last month (it did only have 1 pupil mind): http://SteveCarter.com/random/school.jpg

My Garage seems to have acquired honeysuckle. Where'd that come from? http://SteveCarter.com/random/honey.jpg

Shieldaig Sunset: http://SteveCarter.com/random/SS.jpg

Up close with some Bog Cotton: http://SteveCarter.com/random/BC1.jpg

I generally write 'music to fall out of wheelchairs to', but if asked, I can deviate. J. Tati meets R. Conway meets L. Dawson? http://SteveCarter.com/random/fun.mp3

Trees in the mist in Glen Torridon this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/tree-mist.jpg

It's very misty here this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/MistyMorn.jpg

Re my last: Saturday night at Tesco's cashpoint: http://stevecarter.com/random/HowToStand2.jpg

Tesco are now telling us how to stand at a cashpoint.... I never would have guessed. Every Little Helps? http://SteveCarter.com/random/HowToStand.jpg

12 from 12 updated to include June: http://stevecarter.com/random/12from2012.htm

A close up of yesterday's close encounter: http://SteveCarter.com/random/closedeer.jpg

Duck!! http://SteveCarter.com/random/ducksign.jpg

Charlie dog pleased to chase off a Common Seagull, but missing a less common Ringed Plover: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/same1.jpg

The tiny hamlet of Ard Dubh near Applecross this morning, with the hills of the Isle of Skye in the background: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/Ard-Dhubh.jpg

Apparently it's raining here: http://SteveCarter.com/random/raining.jpg

Velvet antlers by the Inner Sound this morning: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/july2deer.jpg

A Morris Major arrives for the classic car line up at the Gairloch Gathering today: http://SteveCarter.com/random/arrives.jpg

Snap! (Taken at the Gairloch Gathering today) : http://SteveCarter.com/random/snap2.jpg

Charlie hasn't had any water in his house for 6 weeks. I quote: "Aye, It'll take more than a wee shower to fill the burns" http://SteveCarter.com/random/takin-rays.jpg

Bit arty, sorry. Bit 'a glass in the late evening sunshine. http://SteveCarter.com/random/blueglass.jpg

I made the front page again :0) http://SteveCarter.com/random/fronts.jpg

Shieldaig Village surrounded by mists last night: http://SteveCarter.com/random/mists.jpg

Jackson walking his dog: http://SteveCarter.com/random/DogWalksDog.jpg

Vid of the Celtman Triathlon now up (not mine) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pefp1H4cPA

The nights are both short and colourful at this time of year! http://SteveCarter.com/random/short.jpg

The great thing about the Nikon D800 is that you can find one tiny corner of a photo and enlarge it to reveal unseen stuff. http://SteveCarter.com/random/crops.jpg

Another (better) shot of the start of yesterday's Celtman triathlon: http://SteveCarter.com/random/EarlyStart.jpg

The Big Apple: http://www.SteveCarter.com/random/apple.jpg ~ I now have to spend about two weeks reloading / updating all the software... just to get back to now.

A collection of photos from today's Celtman: Many are still running on a mountain as I type. Extraordinary & humbling. http://SteveCarter.com/random/celtman.htm

The start of this morning's Celtman Triathlon: http://SteveCarter.com/random/c1s.jpg More pics coming!

Madness here tomorrow: http://www.cxtri.com/index-1.html > 4 a.m. start for me (don't worry, just taking photos for them!). BBC TV here too, will post link when it's on

Just chilling: http://SteveCarter.com/random/chilling.jpg

Ted's just visiTed county number 44: http://www.stevecarter.com/transported/sw.jpg more info: http://www.stevecarter.com/transported/ted6.htm

Plantlife International asked us to look for the rare and endangered 'Marsh Clubmoss'. We just found some: http://SteveCarter.com/random/spec2.jpg

The two cottages at Ardban: http://SteveCarter.com/random/ardban.jpg

I knew these chairs would come in handy (sorry). The bead curtains are up to stop bird strikes - before you ask: http://SteveCarter.com/random/handy.jpg

Electronically limited no doubt: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/slowly.jpg

The path to the sea: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/path2C.jpg

We have seas of cotton here at present. The lack of rain hasn't dampened their cause: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/sea.jpg

Nice thing to do on a Monday morning rush hour -stand all alone in the Atlantic. A little cold for the gentleman's area mind! http://www.stevecarter.com/random/cold.jpg

The Rivendell Restaurant is now open on the seafront in Shieldaig: http://www.stevecarter.com/Tommy.htm

2:30 this morning, and as dark as it got: http://stevecarter.com/random/midsummer.jpg

Look out little mouse: http://SteveCarter.com/random/in.jpg

More than 18 hours sunlight and between 4 and 5 hours twilight for the next 11 days. Me like. http://SteveCarter.com/random/18hours.jpg

10 points. http://www.stevecarter.com/random/ten.jpg

Having had no rain for so long, we went to the dry burn to check our water supply. No water, but we found a tractor: http://SteveCarter.com/random/tractor.jpg

A calm Loch Shieldaig: http://SteveCarter.com/random/calm.jpg

The foxgloves are coming out: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/fox1.jpg

A photo diary of Ian Spalding's (and my Ted's) ascent of Everest. 2 weeks of bad weather prevented a summit pic http://www.stevecarter.com/transported/everest.htm

Caught in the act: http://SteveCarter.com/random/caught.jpg

A day of GREAT clouds: http://SteveCarter.com/random/germans.jpg

Germans doing what they do best. Beer. (Apart from cars & 18th century composers obviously) http://SteveCarter.com/random/germans.jpg

The Hebridean Princess is in the loch again, but it's okay as Charlie is keeping a sharp eye on it, in case of any attack. http://SteveCarter.com/random/safe.jpg

Brown nosing: http://SteveCarter.com/random/dognose.jpg

News just said it was terrible weather across the whole country today. Popped outside to check. Nope. Thought I was going mad http://stevecarter.com/random/weather.jpg

Rhododendrons at Balgy this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/HowMany.jpg

A fav walk, starting at the back of the Torridon Hotel - silly pretty this week: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/summers.jpg

It's looking very 'Highlands' here today: http://SteveCarter.com/random/11-6-12.jpg

Jackson should have been a messenger pigeon. He'll deliver vital information to my other half with a simple command.
http://www.stevecarter.com/random/feed.jpg

Just back from a two hour drive. Didn't see a single person. Beach was packed too: http://SteveCarter.com/random/packed.jpg

Alfie the Labradoodle pup: http://SteveCarter.com/random/A1.jpg

My teddy bear ALMOST made it to the top of Mount Everest. Two weeks of bad weather prevented the summit attempt: http://www.stevecarter.com/transported/ted6.htm

The forest by the sea: http://SteveCarter.com/random/ThePath.jpg

Part of Shieldaig's 'parking lot' at 5 a.m. this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/lot.jpg

If you are a small bird, it's time to be very, very, very scared: http://SteveCarter.com/random/MiniMart.jpg

For only 4 weeks a year, we get the sun through our north facing window (just before sunset). It's a great time of year http://SteveCarter.com/random/june.jpg

Lots of people round here seem to be buying puppies - just looked back at this. We knew he'd be a handful! http://www.stevecarter.com/charliethedog/index.htm

Gorse and Broom together - enough to give one sunburn: http://SteveCarter.com/random/snow-blind.jpg

Charlie dog seems to have conjured up a 'petronas', who stands at the end of our driveway staring at him: http://SteveCarter.com/random/petronas.jpg

There's a new Pine Marten kit (or two) on the block. Both very dark, very tiny and very nervous. This was hard to get! http://SteveCarter.com/random/PMJune12.jpg

The 'Bog Cotton' is suddenly out big time here: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/Bog-Cotton.jpg

Heath Spotted Orchids by Loch Torridon: http://SteveCarter.com/random/orchids.jpg

The Corran, Shieldaig this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/The-Corran.jpg

The sounds of the forest at 6 a.m. this morning, recorded next to the burn at Allt an Dubh: http://SteveCarter.com/random/5-6-12.mp3 (Turn up the volume!)

A line of trees in Glen Torridon: http://SteveCarter.com/random/treess.jpg

The Torridon Hills this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/4-6-12.jpg

The shephards cottage by Loch an Loin early this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/LochAnLoin.jpg

AS REQUESTED - FROM HERE ON CLICKING ON THE LINK WILL OPEN A NEW WINDOW

Best time of day. Charlie agrees: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/trot.jpg

Shieldaig - 06:30 on a Sunday morning in June: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/630.jpg

Blimey... the last time I saw this many people escaping England, it was the Royal wedding: http://SteveCarter.com/random/camp.jpg

Looking from Sand beach towards the Isles of Raasay and Skye this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/2-6-12.jpg

First week of June is (IMHO) the prettiest time in Torridon. Joining the gorse and the broom are about 100 million > http://www.stevecarter.com/random/millions.jpg COLUR RIOT!

The Nikon D800 produces very high res files, which can convert to panoramics (62cm @ 300dpi). Rude of me not too then: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/panoramics.htm

Audi Daytona Grey to Shieldaig Pollen Yellow. Luckily it's just rained - saved me a job: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/PollenYellow.jpg

'Sea Pinks' by Kinloch, Shieldaig: http://SteveCarter.com/random/SeaPinks.jpg

I've sifted through the photos I took on Harris at the weekend... here are a few I like: http://www.stevecarter.com/3/3.htm

This is not a beach: http://www.londonerabroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Brighton-Beach.jpg THIS is a beach: http://www.stevecarter.com/3/3DaysHarris25.jpg

Just back from the Isle of Harris. Wall to wall sun: http://www.stevecarter.com/3/3DaysHarris8.jpg

Right. That's it. Far too nice to be looking at a computer screen. I'm off here: http://www.stevecarter.com/harris-2007/ha1.jpg .... I might be some time.

Like, How much more green can this be? And the answer is none. http://SteveCarter.com/random/greens.jpg

The path through the forest: http://SteveCarter.com/random/path.jpg

Four seagulls and a bit of seaweed: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/4s.jpg

Shouting Match: http://www.SteveCarter.com/random/ShoutingMatch.jpg

Long walk: Check. Food: Check. Sunny spot: Check. Sleep: Che... : http://SteveCarter.com/random/sleep.jpg

Frosty's fishing boat by Shieldaig Pier: http://SteveCarter.com/random/FrostyBoat.jpg

You just KNOW it's going to be hot today: http://SteveCarter.com/random/24-5-12.jpg

The Rhoddies are out: http://SteveCarter.com/random/rhoddies.jpg

I opened my eyes this morning to see one of these on my pillow. The perils of living in a Pine forest! http://SteveCarter.com/random/lesser.jpg

(After I posted the above, several people asked me how big the critter was, so I responded: http://stevecarter.com/random/THee.jpg )

Pretty Lichen: http://SteveCarter.com/random/VeryStoned.jpg

Enjoying the sun: http://SteveCarter.com/random/sun.jpg

The road to Ardaneaskan: http://SteveCarter.com/random/ardaneaskan.jpg

The Torridon Hills: http://SteveCarter.com/random/TorridonInMay.jpg

2 photos of a young Siskin feeding on a Caledonian Pine this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/Siskin2.jpg ~ http://stevecarter.com/random/Siskin3.jpg

Latest in a very, very, very long line of 'How not to drive in the Highlands' photos: http://SteveCarter.com/random/latest.jpg (It's still there as I type) Doh!

The Broom in our garden is now fully out, which is nice. My car is covered in pollen, which is not. http://www.SteveCarter.com/random/broom.jpg

Did the 'ADAY' 10 photos today. (post 10 pics to sum up your day) Needless to say their site seems to have crashed... so just for you, here's my day: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/aday.htm

What a difference a day makes: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/sv3.jpg

It finally stopped rainuing: http://SteveCarter.com/random/swirls2.jpg

I just saw on the news that we had 88mm of rain in 12 hours yesterday. It felt like more: http://SteveCarter.com/random/88.jpg

Very Highlands: http://SteveCarter.com/random/dram.jpg

Clouds over the Hebrides - taken a couple of days ago (it's tipping it down today) http://www.stevecarter.com/random/hc.jpg

On the beach at Archmelvich: http://stevecarter.com/random/wave1.jpg

Me, me Mrs and me dog doing what we do best: http://stevecarter.com/random/us.jpg

Hide & Tweet: http://SteveCarter.com/random/hides.jpg >>> http://www.craigchurchill.co.uk

Scrub that, there are now 8 people floating in the water at the bottom of my garden. Must be a convention. http://SteveCarter.com/random/eight.jpg

There are currently four people floating in the water at the bottom of my garden: http://SteveCarter.com/random/floating.jpg

One of the many nutters cycling over the Bealach today: http://SteveCarter.com/random/nutters.jpg

Archmelvich yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/archmelvich.jpg

This is the face a wildlife photographer pulls when he's 6 feet away from a Pine Marten: http://stevecarter.com/random/6feet.jpg (apols for the rubbish photo) Check out: http://www.craigchurchill.co.uk

The road with toads: http://SteveCarter.com/random/toadroad.jpg

These two come through Shieldaig every year. A very fine way to travel: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/dog-bike.jpg

Low tide at Sand: http://SteveCarter.com/random/_sand.jpg

It's a bumper year for gorse up here. I'm almsot snow blind. http://SteveCarter.com/random/yellow.jpg

Time for bed: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/time4.jpg

Torridon Sea Tours have their new 'timetable' sign up in Shieldaig: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/timetable.jpg

'Red Roof' by Ardheslaig: http://SteveCarter.com/random/sparkle.jpg

Young Pine Marten on the prowl: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/OnTheProwl.jpg

Sand, the Inner Sound, The Isles of Rassay and Skye this morning: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/STM1.jpg

Sand beach this morniong (I'll be 4 times the size at 2 p.m. - very low tide due) http://www.stevecarter.com/random/STM.jpg

Jackson dog walk: check. Jump into river and dig up biggest rock available: check. Carry rock all the way home: check: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/boulder.jpg

Now that's what I call an outside toilet: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/loos.jpg

The Seaflower has just gone out in the evening sunshine: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/SFsun.jpg

We put some salmon fish heads on the beach to lure out the Sea Eagle (sometimes works). Cue 100 Seagulls to nick 'em: http://SteveCarter.com/random/nicked.jpg

Caledonian Pines on the banks of Loch Torridon: http://SteveCarter.com/random/5-5-12.jpg

The wee bothis at Balgy eraly this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/wee-bothie.jpg

Today's Cheese Soufflé at the Torridon Inn. Highly recommended: http://SteveCarter.com/random/cheeseS.jpg

Cyclist gets reward of the view from the top of the Bealach: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/UpTop.jpg

The road in the clouds: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/RoadCloud.jpg

Creel Pots on Shieldaig Pier: http://SteveCarter.com/random/pots.jpg

That'll be the Evoque then: http://SteveCarter.com/random/evoque8.jpg

Russell Burn: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/RBMay12.jpg

Low cloud over the Cuillin Mountains this morning: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/float2.jpg

Shieldaig Village from An Cosh: http://stevecarter.com/random/AnCosh.jpg

Looking towards Skye from Sand: http://SteveCarter.com/random/SandBeach.jpg

Bloke on a bike on a beach: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/mayday-cycle.jpg

Sand beach today: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/mayday-sand.jpg

Low Flying: http://stevecarter.com/random/LowFlying.jpg

I'm a lion! http://SteveCarter.com/random/lion.jpg

Exactly a year ago today: "Fire Brigade? My mountain is on fire!" http://www.stevecarter.com/latest/fire.htm

Shieldaig Island and the Shieldaig crofts: http://SteveCarter.com/random/crofts.jpg

Either the Sydney Opera House, or a small shed in Torridon. http://SteveCarter.com/random/opera.jpg

FYI: I've been using this site to foecast the weather: http://www.xcweather.co.uk/forecast/shieldaig - and it's more accurate than the BBC

Shieldaig Village this lunchtime, photo taken from the roof terrace of the Shieldaig bar. http://SteveCarter.com/random/roof.jpg

The ancient meeting place/Kirk at Torridon with pulpit and pews!: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/meets.jpg

We seem to have aquired the clouds from 'The Simpsons'! http://SteveCarter.com/random/Simpsons.jpg

The Torridon Hotel early this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/LTH.jpg - (Nikon D800 - 100% crop for those interested): http://SteveCarter.com/random/crop.jpg

X marks the spot: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Xmark.jpg (looking towards Skye from Achintraid)

The Bealach this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/27-4-12.jpg

High north easterly winds force the Hebridean Pricess to moor in Loch Kishorn: http://SteveCarter.com/random/HP2.jpg

You'd think they'd change the sheets once in a while: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Mess.jpg

BIG sky: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/ShieldaigIsland.jpg

House in the forest: http://SteveCarter.com/random/foresthouse.jpg

What a poser the R8 is: http://www.SteveCarter.com/random/whataposer.jpg

Interesting to see the way the hills give birth to the clouds: http://SteveCarter.com/BirthOfClouds.wmv (4 mb video file - no sound)

Looking across the Inner Sound to the Isle of Skye this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/ISound.jpg

Looking down Loch Shieldaig towards Upper Diabaig: http://SteveCarter.com/random/ULDiabaig.jpg

It's very blue here today: http://SteveCarter.com/random/blues.jpg

The sounds of a Caledonian Pine Forest on the banks of Loch Shieldaig, by a burn just now (in case you ever wondered): http://SteveCarter.com/random/21-4.mp3

I thought I really should make this into a postcard to sell in the local shops. So I did. http://SteveCarter.com/random/Pcard.jpg

I heard the first cuckoo this morning. I didn't get a photo of it, so have a photo of an Aston Martin Vantage instead: http://www.stevecarter.com/astonaug1.jpg

Tonight's window on Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/SHWindow.jpg

A young Pine Marten being VERY helpful in the 'posing for photo' dept. this evening: http://SteveCarter.com/random/PineMartens.jpg

It's not much, but it's mine: http://SteveCarter.com/random/MyRock.jpg

Barking at the Oystercatchers: http://SteveCarter.com/random/OnDuty.jpg

This morning's high tide: http://SteveCarter.com/random/HighTide.jpg

Young Pine Marten: http://stevecarter.com/random/PineMarten.jpg

Had a great night with Judy & Magie & Celia last night, oh, and with Tom & Bill - all in the Torridon car park: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/judy.jpg

Last one from Lochinver. What can I say... his is much bigger than mine: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/wellrange.jpg

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

Shieldaig Island: http://stevecarter.com/random/isle1.jpg

Looking out to sea (like he has the first clue what he's looking for): http://stevecarter.com/random/looking.jpg

A Buzzard soars high in the hills early this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/soar.jpg

Flying north: http://stevecarter.com/random/north.jpg

I love it when the sea does this: http://stevecarter.com/random/SeaSand.jpg

Sun, sand, sea...and some stones: http://SteveCarter.com/random/RSW.jpg

90 second stress busting vid: http://SteveCarter.com/The_Beach_01.wmv (14 mb windoze media vid)

Mr & Mrs Black Backed Gull: http://SteveCarter.com/random/BBG.jpg

Welcome to the fast lane. Welcome to Kinlochewe: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Kinlochewe.jpg

Tweet has left the building: http://SteveCarter.com/random/feet.jpg

Painted Wave: http://SteveCarter.com/random/PaintedWave.jpg (Artists have been doing 'photo realistic' for ages, thought it was time 'togs got our own back)

Time well spent - doing nothing but watching: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/surfs.jpg

An abandoned corrugated iron house in a forest near Achiltibuie http://www.stevecarter.com/random/Tin-House.jpg

Monday morning - 8 a.m.: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/walks.jpg

The Torridon Hills this morning: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/HillsToday.jpg

Today's weather http://SteveCarter.com/random/14-4-12.jpg

Leaving Shieldaig: (20 mb wmv movie) http://www.stevecarter.com/random/Leaving_01.wmv - Courtesy of Torridon Sea Tours

Many thanks to @TorridonSeaTour for a fab trip out yesterday evening. Some pics: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/sf.htm

7:16 a.m. http://SteveCarter.com/random/716.jpg

Early morning at Am Ploc, Torridon: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/AmPloc2012.jpg

Kinloch B&B: http://stevecarter.com/random/KinlochApril2.jpg

30 second time lapse movie (19mb) of Loch Shieldaig (shot yesterday ~ 10th April) http://SteveCarter.com/10-4-12.wmv

Rush hour in Shieldaig: http://SteveCarter.com/random/EarlySeaflower.jpg

The Bealach this afternoon: http://www.SteveCarter.com/random/AprilBealach.jpg

Lochcarron this morning: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/Lochcarron.jpg

Very muddy feet: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/muddy.jpg

Some of yesterdays rainbow action: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/AprilRain.jpg

Might be time for a haircut: http://SteveCarter.com/random/haircut.jpg

My water supply this morning: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/burn2.jpg

Glen Docharty this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Doc1.jpg

The first Siskins arrived today - they hang out near the Black Sea over winter and turn up here mid April: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/siskins.jpg

Fishing off Shieldaig pier: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/cormorant.jpg

The burns are full again after the dry spell: http://SteveCarter.com/random/HosepipeBan.jpg

It's Easter, so the tourists turn up, and it rains. God does indeed move in mysterious ways. Pollish helps though: http://www.SteveCarter.com/random/easter.jpg

More interesteing if you speak the lingo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk7jXV-iZlA&feature=youtu.be

http://www.stevecarter.com/random/GlassCanFly.jpg

There's a camera on Shieldaig Island looking at a Sea Eagle nest (TV in Nannys). Unfortunately said Eagle has moved house. Nice twigs though: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/nests.jpg

Beinn Damh dissapearing into the mist: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/mist.jpg

Very horny: http://SteveCarter.com/random/horny.jpg

Took this on Tuesday, just outside Shieldaig looking over towards the Alligins: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/April12.jpg

Torridon Seatours are up and running again: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/sf.jpg Follow them on Twitter @TorridonSeaTour

Evenings are just light enough to see the Pine Martens arrive for posh nosh: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/PMApril12.jpg

A bit arty, but what the hell, it's Wednesday: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/StillStanding.jpg

What a morning for a drive. Right place, right time, (right car): http://www.stevecarter.com/random/blats.jpg

There are many resons not to like a north wind. Personally, I love them in Spring: http://SteveCarter.com/random/3-4-12.jpg

Last Tuesday, This Tuesday: http://SteveCarter.com/random/tues.jpg

Lunchtime at the Shieldaig bar: http://SteveCarter.com/random/lunchtimes.jpg

New superstore complete http://www.stevecarter.com/random/NewTesco.jpg (ok, ok, it's April 1st)

For those coming up using the west coast route - here is the latest info re Stromferry road closure: http://stevecarter.com/random/fyi.jpg

Saturday Afternoon in Shieldaig: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Saturday.jpg

The good weather bought the gorse on ahead of schedule: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/gorseofcourse.jpg

The Hebridean Princess is in the loch at the moment: http://SteveCarter.com/random/H-Princess.jpg

Creel pots by Shieldaig pier: http://SteveCarter.com/random/pier.jpg

All by itself: http://SteveCarter.com/random/27-3-12.jpg

Achanult station 'waiting room' early this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/waiting-room.jpg

First light over Torridon: http://SteveCarter.com/random/First-Light.jpg

I think he's gonna need a bigger brush: http://SteveCarter.com/random/cutout.jpg

It's far too nice to work today, so I'm going to sit here > http://SteveCarter.com/random/seats.jpg and do nothing.

Today's reflections: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/25-3-12.jpg

20C+ due today... astounding that this was taken 4 weeks ago to the day: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/Month-ago.jpg

We DO have traffic jams in the Highlands. Today a 45 minute delay to allow branches to be cut to allow a high load. http://SteveCarter.com/random/jam.jpg

Lunch at the Potting Shed, Applecross today... New chef, new Deli - Highly recommended: http://SteveCarter.com/random/lunchtime.jpg

Flying Fish: http://SteveCarter.com/random/FlyingFish.jpg

The River Balgy: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/river.jpg

It's like being in a Wallace & Gromit movie here: http://SteveCarter.com/random/MeetTheGirls.jpg

My fav day of the year. Spring Equinox. More light than dark for the next 6 months. http://SteveCarter.com/random/equinox.jpg

Shieldaig lamp-post (almost): http://SteveCarter.com/random/TheLampost.jpg

Tall trees at Rogie: http://SteveCarter.com/random/VeryTallTrees.jpg

Ted's latest > http://www.stevecarter.com/transported/ted6.htm - Off to climb Everest next!

Loch Chroisg this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/18-3-12.jpg

Nanny's shop, which opens again on Monday: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/nannys.jpg

The Atlantic from my balcony, and from a slightly different angle!: http://SteveCarter.com/random/lounge.jpg

This is my 'Don't leave me in the car, take me with you' look: http://stevecarter.com/random/wetdogs.jpg

Sunshine and heavy showers: http://SteveCarter.com/random/17-3-12.jpg

Friday evening at the Tigh an Eilean: http://SteveCarter.com/random/eve.jpg

Spotlit: http://SteveCarter.com/random/spotlight.jpg

Very Highlands: http://SteveCarter.com/random/very.jpg

Orphan hogs released back into the wild after 6 months of gourmet food! http://www.stevecarter.com/random/hog1.jpg ( Carter gets his garden shed back)

The Kyle of Lochalsh rail line near Achanalt this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/track.jpg

Tommy's car door won't shut. Solution? http://SteveCarter.com/random/door.jpg (I'm sure there's a flaw in that logic)

Charlie - with fav stick. http://stevecarter.com/random/mmm.jpg

Looking *especially* like a film set at the moment: http://SteveCarter.com/random/corran.jpg

Ug. http://SteveCarter.com/random/ug.jpg

Glen Docharty: http://SteveCarter.com/random/downhill.jpg

The Torridon Hotel whisky bar (variety being the spice of life) http://www.stevecarter.com/random/choices.jpg

Sunshine & showers: http://SteveCarter.com/random/bowing.jpg

Today's snowdrop: http://SteveCarter.com/random/snowdrop.jpg

Today's Tête à Tête: http://SteveCarter.com/random/tete.jpg

A panoramic from this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/pan4-3-12.jpg

A loo with a view: http://SteveCarter.com/random/looview.jpg

The village of Inver Alligin. Photo taken from the south side of Loch Torridon: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Alligins.jpg

Today's weather: http://SteveCarter.com/random/4-3-12.jpg

Really niuce to see ble sea again, dafs are out, it feels like spring: http://SteveCarter.com/random/BlueSea.jpg

Part of the Balgy River this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/balgys.jpg

Loch Torridon this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/2-3-12.jpg

The Applecross Inn ~ March 2012: http://SteveCarter.com/random/OldInn.jpg

Dark Island: http://SteveCarter.com/random/DarkIsland.jpg

Today's hairpin in the clouds photo: http://SteveCarter.com/random/hairpin.jpg

I just got a winter's worth of crud / salt / seaweed out of the Shieldaig telescope. It's now twice as bright! http://SteveCarter.com/random/waterout.jpg

He's going to need that umbrella: http://SteveCarter.com/random/doh.jpg

AKG 414s, a lexican, Trilogy, a G5, and a singer that can sing... recorded here. 'Hannah Jane', for sale in local shops http://SteveCarter.com/random/HannahClip.mp3

Liathach ~ 'The grey one': http://SteveCarter.com/random/LiaFeb12.jpg

I think they're trying to tell me something: http://SteveCarter.com/random/its-a-sign.jpg

Rhuraidh's house build on the far side of the loch is progressing well (quicker and easier than spelling his name!). http://SteveCarter.com/random/Rhuraidh.jpg

The Torridon Inn (now open): http://SteveCarter.com/random/Inns.jpg

Well that's cleared that up: http://SteveCarter.com/random/bins.jpg

Wipers on 11: http://SteveCarter.com/random/wipers.jpg

Outside Jo's cafe: http://SteveCarter.com/random/outside.jpg ~ Inside Jo's cafe: http://SteveCarter.com/random/cafe.jpg ~ no contest.

Waiting for possible seagull sightings, having chosen an advantageous vantage point: http://SteveCarter.com/random/waitgull.jpg

Another from yesterdays brief resumption of winter (it's all melted now): http://SteveCarter.com/random/glass.jpg

Torridon this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/19Feb.jpg

Shieldaig Village this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/19-2-2012.jpg

Winter returns: http://SteveCarter.com/random/returns.jpg

Saturday morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/18-2-12.jpg

Just got some fab his & hers hiking poles made to commission by the excellent: http://www.polesstaffsandsticks.co.uk ~ pics > http://SteveCarter.com/random/pole-mallard.jpg ~ http://SteveCarter.com/random/pole-dolphin.jpg

Early morning light on the burn: http://SteveCarter.com/random/RockShine.jpg

The 'Welcome to Shieldaig' road sign, with assembled welcoming committee: http://SteveCarter.com/random/welcome.jpg

The iron bridge at the back of the Torridon Inn: http://SteveCarter.com/random/iron.jpg

DVD soon to be availabe - photos & music (from local retail outlets only!) http://SteveCarter.com/random/DVD.jpg

Liathach (panorama) Feb 2012: http://SteveCarter.com/random/LiaFeb.jpg

Uninhabbited remote island in the sun anyone? (Ambre Solaire probably overkill). http://SteveCarter.com/random/Island.jpg

Sunday in Torridon - taken from the Bay of Deception: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Sunday.jpg

Dan's house: http://SteveCarter.com/random/12-2-12.jpg

Torridon Hills : http://SteveCarter.com/random/12-2-2012.jpg

The Ben Damph Lodge by Loch Torridon: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/BD1.jpg

House: http://SteveCarter.com/random/WeeHouse.jpg

All terrain vehicle left unattended in Shieldaig: http://SteveCarter.com/random/car.jpg

Anyone got any spare paint? http://SteveCarter.com/random/painting.jpg

Another from this morning... this one about an hour before sunrise: http://SteveCarter.com/random/OneHour.jpg

Sunrise over Loch Achanalt this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Achanalt2.jpg ~ http://SteveCarter.com/random/Achanalt.jpg

Seaweeds: http://SteveCarter.com/random/seaweeds.jpg

Trees by Loch Dughaill: http://SteveCarter.com/random/dughaill.jpg

Dry stone wall on the shore of Loch Torridon: http://SteveCarter.com/random/7-2-12.jpg

Part of the forest on Ben Shieldaig this afternoon: http://SteveCarter.com/random/BenShieldaigFeb12.jpg

Liathach today: http://SteveCarter.com/random/LiathachFeb12.jpg

I know they'll mostly end up on the King's Rd, but am glad to report that they do work where they are supposed to: http://SteveCarter.com/random/6-2-12a.jpg ~ http://SteveCarter.com/random/6-2-2012.jpg

I wonder whose idea it was to use tin when making a roof in the North West Highlands. I'm sure it made sense to someone http://SteveCarter.com/random/tin.jpg

A futile pursuit (In this case, a seagull), but he's never happier: http://SteveCarter.com/random/pursuit.jpg

Re my last post... if it's not snow, it's rain. They were out early this morning digging out the culverts: http://SteveCarter.com/random/spades.jpg

2 minutes in - After ads! - 'Finky' (as he's known locally) trying to clear the Bealach of snow last winter: http://www.channel5.com/shows/winter-road-rescue/episodes/episode-1-414

Progress. 1955: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Time55.jpg ~ 2012: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Time12.jpg

Early morning drive round the peninsular (well on a day like today it would be rude not to): http://SteveCarter.com/random/armco.jpg

The beach at Achintraid, looking towards the Bealach: http://SteveCarter.com/random/KBW.jpg

A coral beach near Plockton: http://SteveCarter.com/random/coral.jpg

The ONLY west coast road south to England being closed, we now have a high tech ferry: http://SteveCarter.com/random/F1.jpg ~ The bridge >>> http://SteveCarter.com/random/F2.jpg

Looking south-east from Ardheslaig this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/ard.jpg

'Wellington's Nose' overlooking Loch Carron this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/wellingtons.jpg

Laid-back: unhurried and relaxed; mellow, without strain or anxiety. http://SteveCarter.com/random/bulls.jpg

Just returned from a 120 mile 'round' Tesco trip and didn't happen upon a single car on my side of the road (the middle). Bliss: http://SteveCarter.com/random/RoadBliss.jpg

Sunset over the Torridon Hills yesterday. (Spot the house). http://SteveCarter.com/random/TorridonSunset.jpg

The road to the Inn: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/RoadToTheInn.jpg

Three random images from today's trip to the beach: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/B1.jpg ~ http://www.stevecarter.com/random/B2.jpg
http://www.stevecarter.com/random/B3.jpg

Liathach & Shieldaig village this morning: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/27-1-12.jpg

Another from this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/26-1-2012.jpg

Dry stone walls on the south bank of Loch Torridon this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/26-1-12.jpg

The perils of house building in the North West Highlands. Yesterday: http://SteveCarter.com/random/H1.jpg ... Today: http://SteveCarter.com/random/H2.jpg

Apologies for the lack of northern lights. We have 100% cloud whenever I take the camera out. Have a car instead: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Evoque7.jpg

Very low tide in Shieldaig today: http://SteveCarter.com/random/24-1-12.jpg

The outdoor loo at the new bothie on the Bein Damph Estate (Rather you than me). http://SteveCarter.com/random/bog.jpg

Hope over expectation: http://SteveCarter.com/random/stella.jpg

This is for those suffering the bad weather up here - I recorded (and posted) this last April - so not long until we trade hail on roof noise for: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/EasterNoise.mp3

War memorial: http://SteveCarter.com/random/monument.jpg

Just before the hail storm: http://SteveCarter.com/random/darkcloud.jpg

The local deer stalker's hut by the Balgy River - between showers this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/deer.jpg

Still, cold, quiet & sleepy. Shieldaig ~ Jan 20th. http://SteveCarter.com/random/20jan.jpg

Soon to be available as a holiday let. Shame about that view eh? http://SteveCarter.com/random/soon.jpg

Loch a' Chroisg: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Chroisg.jpg

Nommie's yacht moored on Loch Shieldaig, in early morning light: http://SteveCarter.com/random/NommiesBoat.jpg

My house is not remote, THIS is remote! (3 miles by boat or a tricky climb, no road, no services, no mobile signal) - http://SteveCarter.com/random/remote.jpg

The nesting Sea Eagles are still here (this one was a LONG way off, so apologies for the quality): http://SteveCarter.com/random/still.jpg

Shieldaig Pier this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/15-1-12.jpg

Jan 15th. Sunrise at 2000 feet. The village of Alligin (below) will have to wait a while longer. http://SteveCarter.com/random/2000.jpg

Neither ship-shape, nor Bristol fashion: http://SteveCarter.com/random/shipshape.jpg

Shieldaig wakes up: http://SteveCarter.com/random/ShieldaigJan.jpg

Picked up a new motor today - stunning drive back west: http://stevecarter.com/random/Evoque.jpg

One more from this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/13-1-2012.jpg

Poser: http://SteveCarter.com/random/sitting.jpg

Frozen, Sunny, Cold, Bright. Keep it coming!: http://SteveCarter.com/random/13-1-12.jpg

Shieldaig Village, 10 minutes before sunrise, Friday 13th Jan: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Friday13.jpg

Complete indifference to my dog's barking: http://SteveCarter.com/random/FaceIt.jpg

Fishing: http://SteveCarter.com/random/fishing.jpg

The house that Dan built: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/DR.jpg

Just a reminder: http://SteveCarter.com/random/reminder.jpg

Puppy dog: http://SteveCarter.com/random/puppy.jpg

Deceptively spacious? http://SteveCarter.com/random/DS.jpg

On the bench: http://SteveCarter.com/random/OnTheBench.jpg

The 'back' of Ben Shieldaig (the bit nobody photographs): http://SteveCarter.com/random/BackOfTheBen.jpg

Fur coat... a big advantage at Achintraid this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/fur.jpg

Just washed up at the head of Loch Shieldaig: http://SteveCarter.com/random/deaddolphin.jpg (photo by Jim)

Don't ask. http://SteveCarter.com/random/5-1-12.jpg

A clip from today's Tesco trip: http://SteveCarter.com/random/TescoTrip.mov (1.4mb .Mov video)

A puddle near the Balgy gap: http://SteveCarter.com/random/puddles.jpg

Early morning dog walk at Kinloch Damph: http://SteveCarter.com/random/walk.jpg

New Years Morning in Shieldaig. The village sleeps. http://SteveCarter.com/random/NYD.jpg