River Ness panorama

Everyday Life: June 2015

June started out grey and miserable, weather wise, all the better backdrop for this magnificent wheel cover thing.


We did a soggy trek up to Fyrish Monument, a hill that offers panoramic views over the Cromarty Firth and beyond. It’s not meant to be a particularly strenuous walk but I’ve done nowt but strut around the flatness of Inverness city centre the past two years, so my face was good ol’ Call The Ambulance Red. From the Wikipedia:

“The Fyrish Monument is a monument built in 1782 on Fyrish Hill (Cnoc Fyrish), in Fyrish near Alness, Easter Ross, Scotland, on the orders of Sir Hector Munro, 8th of Novar, a native lord of the area who had served in India as a general. As the local population were being cleared off their land, employment was a problem and so it was built to give the locals some work. It was said that Sir Hector rolled stones from the top of the hill to the bottom, thereby extending the amount of time worked and paying the laborers for additional hours.”


Neighbour Cat celebrated one year of visiting by taking a snooze on the very same spot where it all began.


Aye, I bought these coz of the packaging.


There was that one sunny day!


I did a lot of walking around the river in June, often pausing to perch on this handy contemplation log.


June’s greatest achievement was figuring out to use the iPhone’s Panorama feature properly. I’d been hitting the shutter every time I moved the phone along the scene, like my digital camera of 2001. But you only press it at the start and finish. DERR! Here is Bught Park looking mighty green.


I love this jewellers in the Victorian Arcade.


Highland blur from the train back north after Mogwai.


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9 thoughts on “Everyday Life: June 2015

  1. I really want to visit that chicken farm though I might be a little scared of the chooks! The jewellery shop photo is gorgeous. And now I need to work out that panarama feature!

  2. Panorama tip: stand close to something nice, say a tree or something. makes for more interesting panorama’s 😀

  3. I don’t know who said that walk wasn’t strenuous – it definitely is!! Liked the downhill route back though!

    Definitely going to be on the hunt now for that blue Suzuki!

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