This is my favourite image from last years holiday in the Torridon area of Scotland. Taken just above the south shore of Upper Loch Torridon looking over to Beinn Alligin – a Munro I am yet to conquer.
Just chilling on this lazy Sunday when my wife reminded me that this time last year we were in Torridon, in Scotland, on our 25th wedding anniversary holiday. It was a great week in a great area and the memories of that break will last a long time.
It’s an area I hope to be revisiting before too long as the photo opportunities are fantastic. This image was taken as we walked along by the pier in a small village called Lower Diabaig.
It was late in the day, during a brief rain shower, when some rays of light burst through the overcast sky to play on this wreckage of what I imagine to be an old fishing boat.
I don’t claim to know the history of the area, however, I let my imagination drift to how much busier this village may have been before the first world war and the decline of the fishing industry along this western coast.
I wasn’t keen on going to the zoo as I still have mixed emotions about them but the children we were looking after wanted to see the lions and monkeys. The sight of the lions sitting motionless staring back at us, and the sand cat pacing backwards and forwards with nowhere to hide unfortunately soon set the day for me.
I’d put my camera away until I got to the seal and penguin enclosure where I saw the chance for this shot, taken from the tunnel under the water, looking up at some other zoo visitors looking at us.
I wonder if this is how the seals see us – we must seem weird.