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Observations from the Scottish Highlands, and beyond.

November continues to be very harsh in the Moray Firth area.

November continues to be very harsh in the Moray Firth area.

Turning leaves at Invergarry Bridge.  http://g.co/maps/yfby3

Turning leaves at Invergarry Bridge. http://g.co/maps/yfby3

A spectacular sunset tonight, over Inverness, Avoch and the Inverness Firth.

Happiness is… a new wood-burning stove.  Ready for the winter.

Happiness is… a new wood-burning stove. Ready for the winter.

For a handful of euro at the Phonograph Museum on the Greek island of Lefkada, you’ll receive a small collection of homemade CDs featuring local traditional music from vintage vinyl recordings - including beautiful songs from this folk choir. Definitely not available on iTunes.

Some ice cream cartoon characters can really tempt you in to the shop for a cool, smooth Mr Whippy… Mmmm!

This creature doesn’t.

Some ice cream cartoon characters can really tempt you in to the shop for a cool, smooth Mr Whippy… Mmmm!

This creature doesn’t.

Maria Callas performing in Lefkada town square, 1964. Residents listen from their balconies.

Maria Callas performing in Lefkada town square, 1964. Residents listen from their balconies.

Aristotle Onassis playing host to Maria Callas, taken when she visited the Greek island of Lefkada in 1964. From the tiny but fascinating Phonograph Museum in the main town. Onassis’ private island of Skorpios lies off the east of Lefkada, where Jackie Kennedy became ‘Jackie O’ four years later.

Aristotle Onassis playing host to Maria Callas, taken when she visited the Greek island of Lefkada in 1964. From the tiny but fascinating Phonograph Museum in the main town. Onassis’ private island of Skorpios lies off the east of Lefkada, where Jackie Kennedy became ‘Jackie O’ four years later.

"Even these noise-cancelling headphones someone lent me don’t drown out this frickin bell…"

"Even these noise-cancelling headphones someone lent me don’t drown out this frickin bell…"

Prousos is a spectacularly situated mountain village. The locals drive like Greeks around the single track hairpins.

Prousos is a spectacularly situated mountain village. The locals drive like Greeks around the single track hairpins.

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