Elgol Boulder Found
I've known about this round boulder since I saw it on the cover of the Joe Cornish book, A Landscape Photographers Art. I recognised the location in his photograph but didn't find this rock on my first visit.
On this visit however I wanted to get along the coast a bit to see if I could get a better view of a mountain called Bla Bheinn (Pronounced Blaven). Unfortunately the rising tide prevented me from rounding the headland which I hoped would give me the shore of Loch Scavaig to the peak at 928m view I was looking for.
Anyway, on my way there I was quite chuffed to spot this distinctive boulder and planned to photograph it on the way back. This image was the best I could find given the dull day.
Not long after this the rain came down, and down, and down. I don't think I've ever been as scared as I was driving through Scotland as I was in this rain. Narrow roads with virtually nil visibility, white van men overtaking and articulated lorries thundering past in the other direction with inches to spare. I was so relieved to get to the hostel and get a dram down my neck.
I'm already looking forward to going back to Elgol and this boulder.
A panoramic photograph of Brighton Pier with a colourful evening sky
© Finchley Thompson Photography