Monday, 14 October 2013

Beach Therapy on the Isle of Coll

Guest Blogger: George McConnachie, Coll Bunkhouse
Ten people on a beach might not sound like a lot but on the Isle of Coll it would definitely be considered ‘mobbed’. Why ten, you might ask? Well, with 23 beautiful beaches to a population of around 220 residents, that works out as….actually, you don’t need me to answer that one!

The truth is, when you leave the village of Arinagour you can pick virtually any spot along the coast of Coll and more than likely you’ll have it all to yourself. From sheltered coves to broad sweeping sands, this little Hebridean island has a multitude of beauty spots, belying it’s low profile.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Today's story from Bunkhouse at the Roundhouse

I was washing up at the kitchen window when I glimpsed him running slick as a biker. I pulled the drawer hiding the binos (Swarowski 42mm optic lens, mag x 8.5) kept for such sightings, and caught him up. Big boy, dark bodied with a grizzled face,head high balancing a full twelve points parallel with his spine so that his head is raised in the way that we call proud, nostrils high to catch the scent of females or rivals, He ran looking to fight, only stopping to piss his presence on an obstacle: or rather to 'fxxx' I corrected myself, and then wondered if he knew the impulses separately, summoned by the madness drumming in his blood. He arrived at a fence and turned toward a herd of highland cows grazing the bog grass on my side of the river, trotted forward head high before lifting over the fence and passed into the birches. I returned to the neglected dishes; a yellow cow watched from the river bank long after he'd gone.. ;
posted by Roy Tylden-Wright
Bunkhouse at the Roundhouse