Alarm Clock set for 3.30am
I saw a similar image to this one last autumn and ever since had been determined to experience, and capture, the Solstice sunshine breaking over the stones at Machrie from the 'V' of the mountains.
Sadly on the actual day of the Solstice we were on mainland, but a promising forecast for the following morning had me setting the alarm clock and persuading Jackie it would be worth losing some sleep for. And it was.
For some reason last night, sleep was not my friend. With light filtering through the bedroom curtains just after 5am, I decided on a whim, that a trip to Machrie Stone Circles was in order. Effie, our Airedale, confused at the lack of morning routine, stayed on her bed despite the lead being removed from it's peg. I'm glad I went and so was Effie.
Machrie Standing Stones, Arran, Scotland
Jacqueline and Geoff moved to the beautiful Isle of Arran in 2012, and have been visiting since 1998.