This year we stayed very close to home for our holidays. We had a week with my family staying at Brodie, just across the Moray Firth from home. It was lovely not to have to travel any distance! Sixteen of us, with eight children aged from 13 to 10 months, made for a very busy, noisy and fun week. I took very few photos, remembering to use my camera or phone wasn’t high on the list of priorities! The photos above were taken on Findhorn Beach.
A couple of weeks later we spent a week on Skye with John’s parents. We had a lovely time despite them being quite elderly and not very well – it was pretty tiring at times as we had a fair bit of caring to do but good to see them enjoying the trip and the children having fun. We weren’t able to do some of the big walks we had hoped for, not feeling we could leave John’s mum and dad for a whole day at a time, but we had several smaller walks and lots of pottering around. The weather was mostly very very wet although that isn’t entirely clear from the photos I took! However Skye is always stunning no matter the weather conditions.
The photos above show us walking in the rain up to the Old Man of Storr, in and around Fiskavaig Bay where we were staying, Glen Brittle and Fairy Pools, Dun Artreck (walking from the house) and lastly sunset over beautiful Fiskavaig Bay.
I do hope that you have had a good summer. There is a definite nip in the air here now – I think early September definitely seems to be signalling a change in season this year.