DECEMBER 2005

SPEY BAY - Morayshire

To enjoy the panoramic's at their best, centre it on your screen vertically, and use the scroll bar at the bottom to move left and right across the picture. This is where the River Spey enters the sea after a 98 mile journey from it's source in the Monadhliath Mountains.

 

SPEY BAY (Panoramic Pictures )

Situated approximately 5 km ( 3 miles ) from the small town of Fochabers in Morayshire North East Scotland
and clearly signposted off the A96 main trunk road which runs from Aberdeen to Inverness.

Spey Bay is a small settlement strung out between the Moray Firth Wildlife Centre and the Spey Bay Hotel.

This is where the mighty River Spey, the fastest flowing river in Scotland, enters the Moray Firth after it's 144 km ( 90 mile ) journey from source.

Across the water can be seen the small village of Kingston. 

Close by is the  Tugnet Ice House,  built in 1830 and reputedly the largest industrial Ice House in Scotland.
The distinctive dome shaped roof, in this case in three parts, conceals the  other two thirds of the structure
which is underneath the ground. Now unused for ice storage it is open for viewing during the summer months and entry is free.

Osprey's which nest locally during the months of May to August, are regularly seen fishing in the Firth here.

Schools of Dolphins are also seen in the Firth, particularly at the mouth of the Spey.

This delta of the Spey river and the surrounding marshes is a haven for numerous types of wildfowl and birds of all descriptions.  

This panoramic photograph above was taken on a very rainy and dull day in November 2005 after some 3 or 4 days of continuous heavy  rain.

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Another panoramic here with, panning from left to right, Buckie and Portgordon in the distance, the Bin Hill of Cullen, the road out of Spey Bay towards the Hotel and Golf Course, the Wildlife Centre, the Ice House with lovely Mosaics in front of it and picture attached at the end is an Osprey with fish, depicted in the carving in front of Ice House.

Panoramic pictures are still in the experimental stage and are not be up to the standard I would like yet. I am working on  improving them. Feedback, comments or recommendations appreciated

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