Grìan-Stad

Grìan-Stad

Solstice - so named as the image was shot after the longest night of the year, grian-stad a' gheamhraidh (the Winter Solstice).
A' Chuith-Raing (English the Quiraing) is a landslip on the eastern face of Meall na Suiramach, at the northern end of the Trotternish ridge on the Isle of Skye. The place is amazing and justifiably popular for hiking, with views to the east coast of the island and on a clear day, to Torridon and Wester Ross.
Dawn brought no respite from the previous night's gales and periodic peltings of corn snow. My backpack stayed clipped to the tripod for stability & the storm cover firmly fitted over the camera. I always carry plenty of lens cloths and rarely need more than two, but I was glad of my Boy Scout training this day ;-)