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Golspie to Brora coastal walk

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It was such a gorgeous day, and there was some real warmth in the sun. Felt like stretching the legs, so hopped onto a train to Golspie and walked back to Brora along the coast. Here’s Golspie looking back from near the Big Burn.

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And here’s the coastline, looking towards the point at Strathsteven.

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The birds were enjoying the sunshine. It’s been a stormy couple of weeks. Here’s Mr Mallard paddling around in Golspie Burn.

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Dunrobin Castle was looking good. I do wish them another record breaking year for visitors. Well worth the entrance fee to see the castle, the gardens, and the amazing falconry displays.

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The snow drops were out in Dunrobin Wood. I love this time of year, watching everything come to life, with the whole summer ahead.

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Here’s Mr oyster catcher enjoying the sun, propped up on one leg. I’ve no idea how that can be comfortable.

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Further along the coast I found myself in a once in a lifetime close up and personal encounter with a shag, a bird I’ve been dreaming about photographing for years. Once he realised I wasn’t going to eat him, he settled down and seemed quite happy to pose for the camera. He’s probably exhausted after two weeks of storms.

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These shags were sunning themselves somewhere near The Coves. What happened next was hilarious! I guess they weren’t expecting it and didn’t see it coming. It’s good to laugh.

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I was tired by the time I got back to Brora. Getting fit again after 10 years takes a lot of work. That’s the point in front of the Radio Station just along the coast.

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Spotted my first daffodils on the way home, on the bank by the bridge. Lovely way to end the walk. Here’s to a wonderful summer!

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All these photos are available as royalty free stock from ScottishBrochs.com

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