Sunday 25 October 2015

Cromartry: Part 3 of 3

Heavy cloud cover over Cromarty Firth, with the village to the left. 
The old Brewery. 
Allotments and cottage. 
A Cromarty local chewing over a few things. 
North Sutor.
Yachting in Cromarty Firth. 
It might look like rain, but it didn't!
Secluded entrance. 
Clunes Cottage. 
Large former Merchants house. 

Saturday 24 October 2015

Cromarty: Part 2 of 3

Cromarty Post Office. 
Gardner & Gardner Antiques.
Overcast sky. Rain on its way?

The Sutors, 'guarding' the Cromarty Firth. 
A former Merchants house. 

Across the Firth can be seen the yards at Nigg, where they undertake work on the gas rigs. 
Another moody view of the Sutors. 

Thursday 22 October 2015

Cromarty: Part 1 of 3

As mentioned previously, Cromarty on The Black Isle, has to be our favourite place to visit whenever we are in the area. The view above shows the main street which leads down to the shore.  
A warm welcome awaits for anyone visiting The Emporium. 
Antiques shop window. 
The Cromarty Bakery. 
This style of architecture can be found in many of the properties in Cromarty.  
The colourful Sutor Creek Cafe. 
Gas rigs moored in the very grey and cold looking Cromarty Firth. 
Down at the harbour. 
About to set off for Chanonry Point to view the Dolphins, which the area is renowned for. 
Older part of Cromarty. 

Wednesday 21 October 2015


It was a heavily overcast and wet day on this visit to Grasmere. Looking north out of the village. 

Floral display. 

In view of the weather, hardly any folk were in Grasmere. 

Time for a liquid refreshment stop at Tweedies Bar. 
Polite owners welcome.  
Entrance to the Wordsworth Hotel and Spa. 
Wet and dark.

Monday 19 October 2015

Grasmere Shops: Part 2 of 2

The Red Gecko.
National Trust: Grasmere Gift Shop. 
Grasmere Tea Gardens. 
Grasmere Slate. 
Good Bags of Grasmere.
Grasmere Courtyard. 
The Cumbria Cafe & Restaurant.
Goody Blakes Restaurant.
The Chocolate Cottage.
Grasmere Weavers & Post Office.
Honeybee Meadow.