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Dinghy floating on its trolley; kayaks also floating where they were tied up as Springs came up and up the garden

Spring tides allowed us to launch literally directly from the garden – only having to move the kayaks perhaps 5 feet at a time and leaving the 2 bigger dinghies in the water on their trolleys – fortunately well-secured.  The old road past the neighbouring properties downstream was completely covered up and a few nights were passed worrying about whether we’d have any boats left in the morning!

Ashaig Beach - with room to run and run

Ashaig Beach – with room to run and run

The sands at Ashaig were, as ever, stunning and we were able to take down bat and ball and play rounders, as well as just going beach-combing. Two pairs of sunglasses met a watery grave as carelessness saw them slide overboard too swiftly to be caught before they sank forever.

Misty Isle - from Elgol to the Cuillin

Misty Isle – from Elgol to the Cuillin

We had 2 beautiful days out at Elgol where the cloudy skies provided a truly stunning backdrop for our photos – much more interesting than boring old blue! The reasoning for the island’s alternative Gaelic name (Eilean a’ Cheò – Isle of Mists) became clear as we looked across the water at the Cuillin – very Tolkienesque.

Portree Harbour

Portree Harbour

The more energetic amongst us had an adventurous day conquering Beinn na Caillich while the less eager drove to Portree for icecream, postcards, craft shops and more icecream