I had to go to Oban today to get a a pack of print cartridges. Which may not sound exciting but I really enjoyed the sail over and helping lots of foreigners plan their time in Scotland.. So many of them seem to just stick a pin in a map and go for it, with no research at all.
Take Fort William which is a massive disappointment for anybody. I am certain new comers to the west coast actually think there is going to be a fort there for instance !!!!!!!!
Anyway, we now have a gorgeous calm, warm evening and a major sunset is going to finish the day off I feel.
A full vehicle today with keen people and lots of sightings of great northern divers, seals, otter, golden eagles, White tailed sea eagles etc. etc.
Tonight’s prize though is another terrific sunset and another very flat lemon coloured sea.
This morning seemed as poor as it can get, with mist, wind and heavy drizzly weather that looked like it was in for the day.
However it has been a lovely day in the end and so stunning right now looking out from my office to the sea and the south of Mull, with lemon sunshine along the top of it all.
Well we had lovely weather and a good trip yesterday [ Friday ]
Both species of Eagles in Glenmore and Loch na Keal, Lots of summer plumaged great northern divers still around and ready to go north soon I guess.
No otters, but seals and red deer, plenty of smaller birds scattered liberally and different visual effects to make any photographer happy.
We have had sunshine from early morning and it is still blazing down this evening.
It is frankly too sunny and I have come into my office to avoid it !
The sunset looks to be hours away yet and reluctant to leave here.
We all like the warmth of the sun but when in the tropics don’t we also yearn for the shade.
Well I feel like that right now !!
It has been a wonderful day here amid the most magical Island chain that would be hard to beat.
It is now nearly 9.30 and still the sun shines, though it is heading north and a lemon sunset looks on the cards. The sea at this time of day is again flat as can be and more or less a creamy white expanse with the South of Mull and Iona dappling the horizon in various shades of grey.
Everything looks at peace with itself here and tomorrow may be the same I suppose.
We are so lucky here aren’t we?
It is the most magical and beautiful Hebridean day today and it doesn’t matter where you are because it all looks sensational and your options of where to go or be, are everywhere.
If you haven’t already, do have a look at my gallery page of kindly donated pictures, as well as my own.
Tomorrow is another day for my Wildlife Expedition thank heaven, as today at lunchtime Mull has been positively wintry.
Some ferry’s were cancelled and the sea is very wild along with its friend a wild wind.
It is May of course and usually the month to be here, but instead some of our wild creatures will be finding it tough to keep sitting on their nests with this wintry weather tormenting them.
This is nature of course and probably global warming, because I think we have all seen some very unusual weather this year.
People living in the cities have no connection and often no understanding of wild yet beautiful places like this and it might be why so little noise comes out of those people, because they wouldn’t see Global warming coming and wont, until parts of Britain fall into the sea.
Yep wrong again and instead it has been sunny all day and now will be sunny until it sets in an hours time or maybe more, but visual wonders we will get, as always here.
So a super day for all and I was pleased to see a golden eagle up above the house being chased by two buzzards, after they have had their heads down quite rightly, if they have young by now.
lots of smaller birds today such as common sandpiper, wheatears, cuckoo, skylark, meadow pipit, song thrush, rock pipit, tree pipit, stonechat, shags, buzzards, hooded crow, sand martins, swallows etc.
Of our bigger species we saw Male and Female hen Harriers, Golden Eagles, White Tailed Sea Eagles, Otter, Great Northern Divers in summer plumage,Black Guillemot and some I wont remember
I also had very keen customers today