Camerons self catering luxury Holiday Cottage by Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Litter Pick Up.
Every year, just before Easter when the visitors start to arrive in the Highlands thick and fast, the South Loch Ness Tourist Group organise a 'Litter Pick Up'. This morning, as members of this group, we did our contribution and walked along the top road from the turning circle at Inverfarigaig passing Boleskine House and graveyard to Foyers Lodge and then back home along the lower forest track, a round distance of about 5 miles.
We were armed with our own litterpickers, thick black sacks and sturdy gloves and eventually filled four sacks full of various types of rubbish strewn along the roadside verges and mostly thrown from passing cars although some was just too heavy to carry.
As we walked slowly along keeping a good look out for any debris the sun shone and the birds were joyfully singing. Certain plants were in bloom earlier than usual and the highlight was to see a red squirrel in a tree at Foyers Lodge captured in the sunlight.
Other members of the Tourist Group will be doing their bit next Sunday to ensure that South Loch Ness Side looks its best for visitors coming to the area.