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I had some visits to make yesterday, so I was near Croig and as it was one of those lovely spring days (that we value so highly after the less lovely ones!) I decided to go down to Croig – again! I can never resist the photography potential of the boats and the fishermen’s jetty. Bright sun and shadow, herons standing stock still on the low tide, grey sands and seaweeds, a curlew and the call of unseen oystercatchers. Because of tomorrow’s storms, the resident Croig creel boat, the Eileen Ban, was not on her mooring, but safely round in Tobermory which is much more sheltered than here.
The sun was still out when I got home and so we took the dogs for a walk down to the Ensay burn. The Hebridean bulb venture daffodils are coming up beside the Kilmaluaig graveyard, though not flowering yet, and the pair of herons who nest in the taller trees of the Treshnish woodland flew past, their wings catching the afternoon sunlight. Sometimes we can walk there and you hear their almost shrieking calls, but today they were quietly flying past! We have had a lot of storms this winter and it was interesting to look down onto the pebble beach below us, and see the changes in how steeply the pebbles are mounded, due to the recent storms.
It is not often that we have a chance to take a family photograph, but the bright shadows yesterday afternoon gave us just that opportunity! Here we are, with Cap our senior working dog and chief ball catcher.
One of the worst winter storms has taken place today, giving us some dramatic waves on Calgary Bay.