Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Smoo Cave, Sutherland

30 June 2014

The day started overcast as we arrived at the car park for Smoo Cave.  Having walked down the flight of steps, we were greeted by the huge entrance to Smoo Cave, carved out of the surrounding limestone.

Smoo Cave
Inside the cave, we walked to the viewing platform and saw the waterfall, cascading down from the river above.
Inside the cavern

The cliffs echoed to the sounds of nesting Fulmars.
Nesting Fulmars
Looking back to the cave entrance
Allt Smoo
Nesting Fulmars
We walked along to the coast after visiting the cave, and the sun appeared.  I spotted a Gannet flying over the sea, various gulls, and Oystercatchers, who gave us a noisy flypast.

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