I woke at 4.30am (again) couldn’t get back to sleep so I went for a walk. North first, into the wind and to check the well, water supply to the holiday cottages, it’s full. We may not have had rain for weeks (apart from a shower last night) but the bogs and wet ground are still quite soft, so I found out later. I headed South after seeing a hind and a tiny calf. The weather was beautiful.
There seemed to be a dearth of stags but once down the South end and the Black Back Seagulls and Peregrine falcon started squawking the deer started to appear. First a mature stag, miles away followed by a young stag and three hinds. Nothing much doing so back to base. On the way back i saw that the light was highlighting the graffiti stone circa 1890!! I’m sure it is recorded but if you look closely you will see initials and dates. it is probably from the stone masons who quarried the wall near there which runs from West to East. I guess they were making their mark.
On returning we had several yacht visitors at the Lodge, one couple, father and son on a 17ft mini yacht (a Leisure 17) were looking for water and saying they were going to Torridon. I suggested they stayed put as the weather looked like 25mph wind from the NW, but later that day they went out and looked West but turned East. Goodness knows if they made it but it got very windy.
Malcolm and Moira from Feshie were up to get emails/calls and invited us out to T so a quick catch up sleep, a few more jobs (paperwork, emails and calls) then out to one of our favourite yachts for a couple of hours. it was a lovely meal and the weather although very breezy was clear, blue and very warm on the yacht. All in all a very enjoyable day.