Beauly River #Walk #Inverness #Highlands #Scotland #Photo www.henni.photo #Beauly

Post by Paul and Lynn Henni

A Walk Beside The River Beauly, near Inverness, plus an amble along Nairn Beach.

We used the Flowerburn Bed and Breakfast in Nairn, as our base for the Beauly River walk with our hosts. It is on the Walk Highlands website, as the River Beauly and Lovat Bridge circuit walk and is a nice moderate length for some gentle exercise to help justify some nice food and drink later. We also had an amble along the beach at Nairn.

Here are some other walks that we have done from the same base;

A quick note for photographers – if you go to do this walk, you will be near Fffordes Photographic, a place with a good reputation. We didn’t have time to visit when we were there, so can’t describe it more than that (yet).

And so to the images. Firstly, a mix of natural and man-made with this pylon part of the transmission network from the hydro-electric plant nearby.

Power Transmission, Beauly. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Power Transmission, Beauly. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

And here’s Beaufort Castle, on the River Beauly, emerging from the trees. Former home of Lord Lovat of WW2 Commando fame.

Beaufort Castle, River Beauly. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Beaufort Castle, River Beauly. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Beaufort Castle, Beauly. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni
Beaufort Castle, Beauly. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni

We were on the part of the walk beside the river as the sun broke through to highlight the trees on the bank opposite.

A Walk With Friends. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
A Walk With Friends. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Beside The River Beauly. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Beside The River Beauly. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Survivor. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Survivor. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
A Dash of Sunlight. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
A Dash of Sunlight. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Bereft. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Bereft. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Old Fishing Hut, Beauly River. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Old Fishing Hut, Beauly River. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Some local ‘wildlife’ keeping an eye on us from a safe distance.

On Guard. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
On Guard. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Last Of The Winter Sun, Beauly (Square Crop). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Last Of The Winter Sun, Beauly (Square Crop). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Bucolic Stroll. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Bucolic Stroll. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Walking Through The Tall Shrubs. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Walking Through The Tall Shrubs. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Greens And Browns. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Greens And Browns. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

And then back at Flowerburn B&B for a wee rest.

Mystery Dog. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Mystery Dog. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Before a trip out onto Nairn Beach for some more exercise.

Nairn Beach. Photo by and copyright of LynnHenni.
Nairn Beach. Photo by and copyright of LynnHenni.
The Man on the Beach. Photo by and copyright of LynnHenni.
The Man on the Beach. Photo by and copyright of LynnHenni.
Crow On The Beach, Nairn. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Crow On The Beach, Nairn. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Wet Rocks, Nairn. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Wet Rocks, Nairn. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Incoming Geese, Nairn. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Incoming Geese, Nairn. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Landing Geese, Nairn (Close Crop). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Landing Geese, Nairn (Close Crop). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Wet Dog, Nairn. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Wet Dog, Nairn. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Towards The Shelter, Nairn. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Towards The Shelter, Nairn. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

 

 

 

#Edinburgh #Blackandwhite #Photo www.henni.photo .@LynnHenni

Post by Paul and Lynn Henni

We’ve not been posting as much as we normally do due as we’ve been getting our Retina 2016 Exhibition organised and installed. More on that shortly, but here are a some recent shots to keep you going.

Summery Foliage. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Summery Foliage. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Rainy Results. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Rainy Results. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Glimpse Of A Boat. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Glimpse Of A Boat. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Gothic. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Gothic. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Big Cloud, Wee Castle. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Big Cloud, Wee Castle. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Dene, Water of Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Dene, Water of Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Broughton St Marys Church. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Broughton St Marys Church. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Security Pigeon. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Security Pigeon. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Grumpy? Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Grumpy? Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Reflecting. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Reflecting. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Between The Showers Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Between The Showers Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Torn. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Torn. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

More #West #Coast #Scotland #Argyll #Photo www.henni.photo .@LynnHenni

Another post from the West Coast.

Post by Lynn and Paul Henni

On our long walk around Dunadd en route to the Crinan Canal, Paul couldn’t resist the view from this bridge crossing the River Add; whereas I prefered the bridge itself featuring my muse.

Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Shortly after the bridge, we happened on some sheep – mostly grazing on the hay bale but one seemed determined to see us off.

Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

No paseran!

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

They stopped eating, showed some mild interest in us in the way that sheep do, then drifted off.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

On the following day we walked from Crinan Harbour up the hill on the other side from the Crinan Basin.  The weather was changeable with a lowering sky over the harbour.

Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

As we climbed, blue skies emerged reflecting turquoise on the water.

Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

In the distance,  across Loch Crinan we could see Duntrune Castle .  One of Scotland’s many ghosts apparently haunts the castle in the form of a piper killed by defenders in 1615 after playing his bagpipes to warn attackers of the castle that they had been discovered.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

As we continued our walk, yet more changes in the weather – here with sunlight reflecting in the middleground while more typical west of Scotland weather lurks in the background.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Taking this photo, Paul was definitely influenced by fellow Norwegian, artist Theodore Kittelsen, you can almost see trolls hiding among the trees.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

On our way back from our walk, we stopped at the Crinan Basin for coffee and meringue where we saw the puffer, VIC 32, built in 1943 and reminiscent of the famous Vital Spark.  Clyde Puffers developed from coracles with subsequent influences  from Viking longships and, later, gabbart barges before becoming steam-powered and finally incorporating a wheelhouse.

During the war when there was an urgent need for sea-going victualling or food supply ships,  the Clyde Puffer design provided the ideal  craft.  However, the Clyde ship yards were somewhat busy at this time and the Admiralty had to look elsewhere to fulfil orders so the VIC 32 was one of the puffers built by Dunston’s of Thorne, Yorkshire.

Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

The VIC 32 is one of the last few coal-fired steam-powered puffers left and it is still possible to cruise round the Scottish islands on her – trips can be booked via website http://savethepuffer.co.uk/

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

On our way home from Tarbert, driving from Portavadie to Dunoon, we stopped at one of the laybys to check out the view down Loch Riddon towards Stuck, Glaic, Knockdow and Toward.  Scottish placenames are wonderful!

Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Getting a bit closer, you can see the Colintraive to Rhubodach ferry in this shot.  Before the ferry was built, cattle were swum across from the island to be sold in lowland markets.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

After that, it was off to the ferry and the drive home to Edinburgh.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Imperial Occupation. #Edinburgh #Starwars #Stormtrooper #Photo www.henni.photo

Post by Paul Henni

Live report, Imperial crackdown, Stormtroopers on the streets of Edinburgh, roads closed, hairdresser security tightened up. Be afraid…

Road Closed. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Road Closed. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Spotted. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Spotted. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Even Evil Empires Follow Rules. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Even Evil Empires Follow Rules. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

 

In The City Again. #Edinburgh #Blackandwhite #Photo www.henni.photo .@LynnHenni

Post by Paul and Lynn Henni

Our next mix of images from the city of Edinburgh, based on our wanderings through, up, down and around the streets.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

More In The City. #Edinburgh #Blackandwhite #Photo www.henni.photo .@LynnHenni

Post by Paul and Lynn Henni

Another wee collection of recent shots from some more of our wandering around the city of Edinburgh.

Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

#Arthur’s #Seat #Edinburgh #Scotland #Photo .@Edinburgh www.henni.photo

Post by Paul Henni

Right in the middle of the city – Arthur’s Seat and Salisbury Crags, in Holyrood Park. A fine location for photography and a walk.

Lone Figure On The Radical Road. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Lone Figure On The Radical Road. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Misty Crags. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Misty Crags. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Standing In The Doorway. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Standing In The Doorway. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Late Evening Sunlight on Arthur's Seat. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni
Late Evening Sunlight on Arthur’s Seat. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni