Kinlochbervie

Scotland.  Day 6, 4th July.

From the road between Durness and Kinlochbervie

From the road between Durness and Kinlochbervie

On the road south from Durness, I was impressed by the bleak landscapes, devoid of habitations.  I would guess that in centuries past, before the clearances, there would have been scattered dwellings of crofters but today there are few signs even of sheep.

From the road between Durness and Kinlochbervie

From the road between Durness and Kinlochbervie

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From the road between Durness and Kinlochbervie

From the road between Durness and Kinlochbervie

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From the road between Durness and Kinlochbervie

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Sandwood Bay, Kinlochbervie

Oldshomore Beach, Kinlochbervie

In Kinlochbervie I met up with Pat Cooper from the Photo-i Forum.  He has a shop there where he sells some of his prints though it is taking up too much of his time and he is looking to sell out.  He was an engineer with the British Antarctic Survey in Antarctica for many years and has a site of his Antactic images.  He also has a site of images from the Highlands.  He pointed me towards the nearby Sandwood Bay.

Oldshomore Beach, Kinlochbervie

Oldshomore Beach, Kinlochbervie

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Oldshomore Beach, Kinlochbervie

Oldshomore Beach, Kinlochbervie

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Kinlochbervie

What struck me most about Kinlochbervie was not your usual tourist attraction.  It was an industrial wrecker perched in a location that took full advantage of spectacular sea views.

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This last image is not so much the Laird parked at his mansion because the Merc was a vehicle in the wrecking yard too.

4 comments on “Kinlochbervie

  1. Pat Cooper says:

    Hi Murray,

    Nice to see my “patch” on your blog. A few corrections though – the beach is “Oldshomore”, Sandwood is a 5 mile trek towards Cape Wrath. Also I was an Engineer with the British Antarctic Survey – can’t claim to be a scientist !.

    Ironic that the photogenic vehicle wrecks are actually a blot on our landscape, my house is only 300meters away. The car outside the blue shed has been abandoned and is another eyesore that greets visitors.

    Thanks for the links to my sites.

    Cheers

    Pat

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    • Murray Foote says:

      Hi Pat

      OK, corrections made.

      I have to admit I’ve always rather liked dead cars as a photographic subject but I certainly see your point. It just seemed so bizarre – an absolutely spectacular view and at a particularly choice location, rather than a mansion or a B&B there is a wrecker with some very curious rusting vehicles. I imagine the novelty could fade quite quickly as you’re living so close.

      Regards,

      Murray

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