A White Wester Ross

Waking up to a snowy scene is a wonderful thing.

Breakfast demolished in record time, winter warmers layered on & out of the door before you could say ‘Rise and Shine’!

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IMG_5543The bird feeder has been topped up ready for the influx.

 

The wild teasel & grasses look lovely with a little coating of snowiness

 

Along the path to the beach and the sky opens up to betray a sign in the distance of what’s heading our way.IMG_5548

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The shoreline is a mass of froth & foam & sea spray as the breakers creep in and unleash their chilly surge on the sands.IMG_5557

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Sail Mhor and An Teallach hidden away under a cloudy blanket. The mountain Hares and Ptarmigan content to be camouflaged from the circling EaglesIMG_5581

 

Behind us the sun drenched waves crash onto Udrigle beach as the wind sweeps over their crestsIMG_5595

 

Ahead of us the forbidding sky hovers, awaiting the perfect time to unload it’s next shower of winterIMG_5584

 

Perfect winter jacket! a tad on the itchy side maybeIMG_5602

 

7,8,9,10……. ready or not!IMG_5607

 

Blue sky gleams over the frosted sandIMG_5618

 

The turquoise hue of the water briefly shimmers as a wave arcs before the whitecaps curl and thunder onto the swell beneath IMG_5627

 

Whirling waters pummel and smooth the obliging rocksIMG_5640

 

In creeps the darkness to threaten with another wintry onslaught IMG_5636

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Gradually the beach side homes are consumed by the approaching blizzardIMG_5655

With hats pulled down as far as they can go and scarves up to our noses, we’re ready for a short snowy tussle ….. then home to a log fire and mulled wine