Today started a bit overcast and got steadily worse with wintery rain showers arriving by mid-day. I decided it was a good day to take a visit to Strome Castle, one of the properties for which I am responsible within the NTS, which is an old ruin last occupied in the 17th century when it was blown up following a feud between the Seaforth MacKenzies and the McDonnells of Glengarry. This Scheduled Monument is a popular visitor attraction despite being quite out of the way and has been the scene of several weddings over the past few years as well.
Anyway, the view form the castle west towards Plockton, often photographed through the archway in the picture above, was pretty misty and not much could be seen due to the mist/rain (Scotch Mist is the official term). So I concentrated on the structure itself with these few images before the rain got s bad that I took cover to protect the camera gear. I learned something today though, never trust a mobile phone, because I decided to try out my new phone and take a few shots with it. Unfortunately when I got back they all appear to be corrupted or unreadable at least, very disappointing. Anyway, these shots give a bit of an impression of the atmosphere of the place.
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer with his own part-time consultancy business and I work as an estate manager for a national conservation charity in Scotland. I am based in Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, just next to the Isle of Skye.
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