Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Casteal Tioram (21st July)

A historic trip to the castle of Tioram was one of the highlights of our holiday.  The castle itself is now in ruin and no access within the building is allowed, despite this, there are excellent views from around the castle and the spit that joins the small land mass to the mainland is almost entirely submerged by the sea at high tide except for a thin line of sand.  The large expanse of mud is therefor an attraction to waders and gulls including dozens of Oystercatchers and Curlew.  Near the island there was 1 Rock Pipit and a pair of Ravens flew over the mainland.  On our drive back I caught a glimpse of a Common Seal and her pup on the beach along the shore of Loch Sunart and we managed to get good views from the road as well as a couple photos.

Common Seal basking in the sunshine

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