Tuesday, 17 June 2008

The Seal Pups are here!

This is an exciting time to visit Loch Coruisk... The little seal pups are being born! It is lovely to see all the little bundles of seal lying around on the rocks. There is a little island we pass on our way through to Loch Coruisk which is used by the mother seals as a 'maternity island'. They tend to go there for a few days during the middle of June (ussualy in the same week of every year - they are very regular!) and give birth to their pups on that island. After a few days they return to their ussual little islands and ressume their rather relaxed lifestyle!

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Dolphin Watch!

We had a lovely day today. This season we have sat on the boat watching bottlenose dolphins in small numbers which is always lovely, but today we had a fairly large gathering of common dolphins with us for a good while both on the way to Loch Coruisk and on the way back to Elgol. So far we have been seeing a lot of wildlife on this stretch of water - bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, minky whales and of course plenty of seals and birds - - to name just a selection off hand!

Back in action - at last!!

Hello there from sunny (at the moment!) Skye!

At long last I have the blog up and running again. There is plenty for oyu to catch up on too! For one thing, I am no longer a 'part time crew' on the Misty Isle - I am the full-time crew! I now work every day with my Dad running folk back and forth from Elgol to Loch Coruisk and giving a bit of a guide on the scenery and wildlife. I have one of the best jobs in the world... actually a girl asked me a couple of weeks ago if she could have my job if I ever needed a few days off. When I kind of laughed of her offer she insisted she would pay me if I'd let her do it! You know you have a good job when someone offers you money to do your job for you!

Lots more to tell but I will leave it to next post. I will keep you up to date more this year!


Saturday, 12 January 2008

"Bliadhna Mhath Ur!"

That means, "Happy New Year!" in Gaelic! I hope that you have all had a good year in 2007 but, more importantly, I wish you all a fantastic and blessed 2008!

The weather up here is a bit of a mixture - some really stormy windy nights (things falling of our shelves!), plenty of rain here and there, and a nice chill in the air! As you can tell from the photo, the Cuillins, Loch Coruisk, Elgol - in fact all of the Isle of Skye - continues to look beautiful no matter what the weather does.