Stone sharks

wpid-IMAG0778.jpgwpid-IMAG0777.jpgIn Wester Ross for the weekend.

We came across stone sculptures amongst the rocks and dunes.

Stone sharks, a turtle a starfish surfaced on the close cropped turf.

The kids wanted to make their own – on a smaller scale.

We scanned the sea – no basking sharks today. There were however great skuas, black throated divers and a lone black guillemot.

Above the dunes, by a burn, a flock of twite were busy diplaying drabness as an artform.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twite

Ice house

This is an ice house at St Colme House. It is on the north side of a small hill and so in the shade.  Filled with ice in the winter it would keep food chilled into the summer months and provide ice for the big house.

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How the other half lived – or maybe how the other 1% lived. Bear in mind a mile away men, women and children were hewing coal out of holes in the ground to allow people to afford this luxury.