Day three saw us on the Ullapool Stornoway ‘Cal Mac’ ferry as foot passengers. We took the journey over and came straight back and at £20 for the round trip it was a perfect opportunity for a bit of sea watching and to take in some of the coast from a different view point.
A few days on the Solway during February to see the High Arctic archipelago Svalbard Barnacle Geese also bought some good sightings of Ban Owl, Whooper Swans, and the Yellowhammers feeding off the seed of the main paths at WWT Caerlaverock.
It was one of the highest tides this year and being around 11.30am Â gave a good opportunity to get into the hide on this reserve, which is managed by the local council, a couple of hours before the tide was at its highest point and sit tight. The reserve has been partly created by the spoil produced when the Pen-y-Clip tunnel that takes the A55 was built.