Skywatch Friday - Cuillin cloud
A very belated catch-up on photos I meant to post this time last year. I don't know where this time of year goes every year. Because I'm even more squeezed for time than usual, to introduce this mini series I'm going to repeat the introduction I wrote to a similar series of photos taken by my son when it was his turn for 'S3 Projects':
'One of the unique features of my children's school is a two week period in May every year when the whole year group in S3, or the 14-15 year olds - all 230 of them - are split into small groups of about a dozen and go off into Scotland's wild places, with 3 or so teachers per group. No bookwork, no science-project-homework-on-the-side. Just physical endeavour, some of it pretty challenging. The prosaic name for this experience is 'S3 Projects'. It's based on the philosophy of the Scottish-born American environmentalist John Muir, who wrote "I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in." '
My son cycled 450 miles round the top of Scotland. You can follow his tour by clicking on the tag 'Cycling Project' in the tag cloud on the sidebar. He does feature in the photos at one point - he's holding the lamb in this post. Two years ago my daughter's Project went to Skye and Kintail, for two weeks of hill walking, kayaking and conservation work. The hillwalking on Skye was in the rocky Cuillin range, and was blessed by sunny weather.
In a rare thing for Skye, a cloud was a matter for curiosity.
More skies from around the world are at Skywatch Friday.