2012 TDFC Weekend Excursion – Caithness

The drifts of delicate spring squill on Dunnet Head were a highlight of our walk.

Spring SquillClick image to view

From Friday, 25th May until Sunday, 27th May TDFC members were outdoors much more than in; observing Caithness skies, the sea, the birds, the plants, the rocks, and even the graves of the ancients.

About precipitation there was nothing to say.  Clouds were few and far between.  The wind was a cooling breeze.  New teashops were discovered.  And a debatable Salix herbacea (or 2, 3, 4) – or was it grahamii (Salix aurita x S. herbacea x S. repens = Salix x grahamii, see HERE), or ceruna?

Start properly with good gnosh in the sunshine at Dunnet Beach.
Green flash at sunset, by David
Calm Dawn
Castleton flagstone museum
On the horns of a dilemma - or Cnoc Freiceadain;
... and birds we didn't add to the list.
Broubster Leans, RSPB reserve car park

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One Response to “2012 TDFC Weekend Excursion – Caithness”

  1. admin says:

    Sunset watching from Dunnet Beach was a perfect opportunity to test whether the ‘Green Flash’ would actually occur; would it prove itself to exist.

    Among our pictures are proof positive. A fine green flash.

    Today, 23 June, 2012, the Astronomy Picture of the Day is of the green flash. You can see it HERE, along with some explanation.