Saturday, 27 October 2012

First snows on Ronas Hill

We had our first day real day of snow on Friday, not that it laid, so me and my friend Martin Rickard of Sea Kayak Adventures UK went for a wander on a snowy Ronas Hill today...


Just a scattering of snow, but enough to help the mountain hares hide...

 

At the top we could see out over Eshaness and the snow coming in in short showers over the sea. Here's the summit trig...


And the neolithic chambered cairn...


 Time for a quick bite to eat in the group bivi shelter...


And then on over the top toward Da Lang Ayre. Here's the view over Hillswick Ness with The Drongs sticking up on the right...


 And looking across Ronas Voe to Eshaness with the snow showers heading in...


Near the cliff tops are  massive cracks running along the coast and humps and mounds like some ancient earth works. Interesting geology. Here's Gruna Stack just off the shore from Turls Head...


And finally a wonderful view down on to Da Lang Ayre. It's a fantastic sight!


And looking back across Ronas Voe with The Cleiver and Hog just off shore where the route to the beach comes down...


Sadly we didn't have the time (or to be honest the energy) to go down to the beach today but some things are best appreciated from a distance anyway.

We've now got rain instead of snow, boo hoo, so there'll be no snowmen yet.

2 comments:

  1. Snow down here in Notiingham too but it was just a dusting and was gone by 11am. That bacon looked good! Lovely photos as usual. ;)

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  2. Snows all gone here too this morning just damp and overcast. The bacon butties were excellent. Still waiting for my camera back from the docs

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