Sunday, 20 October 2013

A big boy, little boy camp at Da Brigs O' Vementry

The overnight forecast wasn't too great, but Beren was determined to go camping. Knowing that wind and rain were forecast and that he wanted somewhere to hang out we took the big tent rather than the tarp. Well, actually I pretty much took everything and he took a bag full of toys.

I decided a night at Da Brigs O' Vementry, near Aith, would be a good spot. Not a long walk from the car, lovely views and a place that I'd watched otters before. Here we are just setting off...


Around a mile over the hills along a stone track and you arrive at Da Brigs.A great spot between the voe and a tidal pool. As you can see the weather was wonderful and reflected in the tidal pool...


Looking west into the voe ...


After we'd set up we pottered about, skimmed stones, threw big stones to make big splashes and played with Beren's toy plane and while we played I set the camera up taking a few time lapse sequences as the sun began to set...

Best in HD


All in all a pretty good start to my holidays and may be the last chance I'll get to take out Beren overnight this year.


The view from the tent was ace and I hoped that I might be able to sit there and just watch otters in the loch, but not this time...


The forecast was right and overnight the wind got up and the rain came, but thankfully the worst of the rain held off until we'd packed the tent and got back to the car.

Here's a short video of our over nighter. 



Clare's' Mam and husband are up today and sadly the forecast is looking pretty poor, both for their ferry crossing and the week of their stay. If only they'd come a week earlier! Hopefully we'll get some clear spells in the week and atleast the Easterly winds might bring across some interesting birds; I hear the waxwings are already arriving...


No comments:

Post a Comment