Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mull of Galloway & The Tarbets Circular–8th June 2013

A nice sunny day and reports of Basking Sharks and Porpoises, so we headed down to the Mull for a coastal walk.

1-thrift

Thrift in full bloom

2-spring-squill

Spring Squill

3-lousewort

Lousewort

4-clouds

Great Cirrus clouds today!

5-towards-Maryport

Looking towards Maryport

6-linnet

Linnet

7-common-carpet

Common Carpet Moth

8-cuckoo-flowers

Cuckoo Flower

9-stonechat

Stonechat

10-juv-stonechat

Juvenile Stonechat, there were lots about

11-sea-campions

Sea Campions

12-lighthouse

Lighthouse

13-trefoil

Birds-foot Trefoil

14-mull

Blue sea…

15-clouds

…and skies

16-mull

Mull of Galloway lighthouse

17-sheeps-bit

Sheeps Bit

18-mull

As we approched the lighthouse and foghorn there was a lot of noise, unfortunately no sharks or porpoises today…

19-idiot-on-jetski

…as a couple of morons were showing off, disturbing all the nesting seabirds and frightening all the other wildlife in the area. Sad smile

20-lighthouse

The lighthouse was open and there were people taking the tour

21-thrift-on-rocks

Thrift and seabirds on the cliffs

22 Mull-Lighthouse

 

23 tormentil

Tormentil

 

 

25-Mull-of-Galloway-Lighthouse

 

26-rocks

Rocks and clear water

27-gallie-craig

The Gallie Craig Tearooms

28-footpath-sign

We then headed to West Tarbet and took the path to West Cairngaan

29-west-tarbet

 

30-container

I woder just how long this huge old tank will take to dissappear!

31-bluebells

A haze of Bluebells

32-stonechat

Male Stonechat

33-sea-campions

Sea Campions

34-thrift

Thrift

35-west-tarbet

Looking back towards West Tarbet and the Mull

36-meadow-pipit

Meadow Pipit

37-coast

Rocks

38-abstract

Thrift and Campion

39-common-carpet

Common Carpet

40-field-and-sky

Fields and sky

41-wall

 

42-green-veined-white

Green-veined White butterfly

43-footpath-sign

Footpath well marked

44-public-path

 

45-gates

 

46-buttercups

Buttercups

47-green-veined-white

Green-veined

48-fumitory

Fumitory

49-gorse

Gorse

50-clouds

Cloud waves

51-hawthorn

Hawthorn-Its 8th June and the may blossom is finally fully out!

52-hare

Hare..

53-hare

…and another

54-hares

…over the hill

55-hares

There ere 4 or 5 in total!

56-yellowhammer

Yellowhammer

57-clouds

 

58-Portankill

Portankill

59-Mull-of-Galloway-Trail

Mull of Galloway Trail sign

60-Mull-of-Galloway

Looking towards the Mull

61-bluebells

bluebells on the cliffs

62-sea

 

63-meadow-pipit

Meadow Pipit

64-st-medans-cave-sign

About St Medans Cave

65-Mull-of-Galloway

 

67-mull-of-galloway

 

68-rocks

 

69-rocks

 

70-East-Tarbet

East Tarbet

71-ruined-cottage

Ruined cottage

72-east-tarbet

East Tarbet

3 comments:

Rachel French said...

Lovely post and lovely photographs :)

Nigel Joslin said...

Wow! I love the Mull - what a place to live. I've been there several times, but I've yet to see a puffin, other than via a CCTV - one day, I hope!

I also love your pics.

Jeff Wells said...

Stunning pictures. What an advert for the area!