River Conon 14

8th August 2014


Anne and I went for a wee walk down the River Conon from Easter Moy to Dunglass Island. Of course we went there in the Mini. Here it is parked at Easter Moy.

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You can cross the river by the swing bridge but we headed down the river.

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This is Brahan Rock. There were some climbers on it.

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We reached Dunglass Island. It was all a bit confusing here. The water seems to pour under your feet as you get onto the island. We sat on the wee seat – very civil.

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This is the track onto the island. There was a man fishing – you can just make him out. He was chatting away on his phone the whole time using a bluetooth handsfree set. There were lots of fishermen. We never saw them catch anything. I don’t think you do. The joy seems to be just standing in deep cold water for the day.

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This next photo was taken a week later when Anne and I came back walking to Dunglass Island from Maryburgh. The river has risen massively. You could not rely on getting down this way!

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Back to today’s trip.

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Heading back. At one point going onto the island the water comes through at fearsome power. It seems was a salmon trap.

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A lovely meander through the woods.

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This suspension bridge is very wobbly.

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We got back just before the rain. We dashed back in the Mini to pick up my wallet and went to the Skiach for fish and chips for tea.