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War Games…

Hi Everyone,

I had a day off yesterday so Susan and I headed over to the West Coast for a lazy day out and I wanted to take some photos of the warships that are going about as part of a big military exercise if possible. We had a nice day, breezy but sunny and there were a few ships, but not as many as I expected.

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A Belgian warship sitting in Loch Ewe ©Charlie Phillips Images/WDC

My colleagues Sarah and Nicola had been across on the Isle of Lewis and had spotted one warship and a few aeroplanes but with a bit of luck any whales, dolphins or porpoises that were in the area had gone on holiday to get out of the way of the noise !

Best Wishes,

Charlie.