Tuesday, March 08, 2011
A few days break in South Lanarkshire, we arrived at the Days Inn at Abington Services, great to find that we were at the back with this great view!
Friday 25th and in need of a good walk, shame the weather was a bit dull. We didnt hang around at the Mill as we took a lot of photos here on a previous occasion, please see Edinburgh blog
We stopped to see where the peregrine watch usually is but wasnt expecting to see anthing this time of year but on scanning the cliff what we first thought was a pigeon was the peregrine preening.
Fascinated by the "grabber" that automatically keeps the grill clean for the water going down to the power station, it always got stuck and didnt quite reach this bit. Its a bit lie the fairground thing that never grabs that toy!
Shame they had to build such an ugly new bridge in such a beautiful area! we have now crossed to the other side of the Clyde.
Not much water in this area despite all the rain, must have all been diverted for the power station.
There must have been about 6 dippers in this area, we watched for some time as you could see them diving under the clear waters, this one has just cought something. We were some way above them so didnt manage any decent photos.
At least on a dull day its easier to mess around with exposure times although I had to rely on railing for support as I didnt have my tripod.