This week will be back to front, you well see later. We start all at the lock with the sun shining and as so often happens the clouds gather and spoil everything, still it is winter so I must not complain.
First off a look down the river, looks fine yes, well er no, notice the river level due to all that snow and rain we have had in the past weeks.
As I take a shot of the lock you can see that one of the sluice gates it all the way up, I have never seen this before and talking to the Loch Keeper he was getting ready to open the other gate as high tide was looming.
Walking around the other side where the lock gates are you can see that they are all fully open due to the amount of water in the river.
Then it happened, up went the other gate as high tide approached if you look closely in the water a birds head is visible.
Yes it was a Cormorant fishing, in fact I counted five of them paddling up the river, diving and coming up about 50 meters down stream and paddling for all they were worth back up to the sluice gates and diving again. Of course you can see by the sky it was dull but I had to try. The red vertical lines are reeds.
Finally the sun popped its face out, by this time the day had nearly finished but I managed this one.
And that made my day, back to the car I went and took Sue into the Malta for dinner.
Thanks for popping by.
nite nite, Luv Mike and Sue XXX