How are your holidays?

I’ve been wandering around Scotland recently and had a great time seeing scenery and wildlife.

I think I may set you a little brain teaser about it in a while so I won’t give too much away.  However, wildlife highlights have included otter, red squirrel, Scotch argus, bottle-nosed dolphin, leaping salmon and the occasional midge.

How has your summer been – or is the best yet to come?

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3 Replies to “How are your holidays?”

  1. Mark, There is one word in here that gives me me hope for my holidays. In September we are in the outer Hebrides for a couple of weeks and you have raised my anticipation by using the word ‘occasional’ against the midges.

  2. I’ve just come back from a week in Iceland – fantastic weather (unusually), spectacular scenery with wonderful wildlife encounters including humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, gyr falcon, Barrow’s goldeneye, harlequin duck, Slavonian grebe, and more red-necked Phalaropes (at one point 400 on one lake) – with some really close – than I’ll probably ever see again in my life. Until I go back, that is.

    And yet, I took a walk today by the river near home, listened to the yellowhammers and watched the banded demoiselles fluttering about and brown hawkers patrolling the water, and I didn’t miss Iceland so much.

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