Thursday, May 26, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Erraid, a set on Flickr.
Some fine bouldering on the island of Erraid. Idyllic pink perfection: seawashed granite, scooped walls, overhangs, roofs, cracks, slabs...you name it, Erraid is possibly the finest bouldering/cragging island in Scotland...it certainly looks the best!
I was invisible in the shadows, or just deemed unimportant, and I watched for five minutes before they retired to the privacy of the long grass of a nearby field. The corncrake may be one of the rarest and most secretive birds in the UK, and I had an internal whispered monologue going round in my head from David Attenborough about how lucky we were to see this, but it felt like I really should have bought a ticket...