Saturday 22 January 2011

Is there another side to Loch Indaal?

One of the reasons I love where I live, overlooking Loch Indaal, is that the Loch has so many moods affected by the weather. One day the water in the Loch is angry and crashing against the rocks and shore and another it seems to suffer from inertia, where it can barely muster the energy to move. Such is today's mood, compounded by the fact that the boundary between loch and sky is invisible, shrouded as it is in a big stratus cloud which has not shifted all day. It is unusual not to be able to see the other side of the Loch all day, but I kind of like it because one can imagine a different world on the other side and it's nice to live on the edge of the unknown from time to time, even if one knows fine well that Bruichladdich and Uiskentuie and Port Charlotte are in fact still there, large as life.

Anyway, enough rambling. I wonder if the birds are thrown into confusion with all this stratus? Here's two photos of the same view. The top one taken today and the bottom one with its beautiful cumulus cloud taken around the same time several years ago.

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