We had the pleasure of another visit from Richard's sister Sue and her husband John up from Devon for a few days to coincide with a somewhat 'Big Birthday' (!!!!) for Richard on 18th March. Although we were not fortunate enough to have another completely rainfree and fabulous week's weather as we had during their last trip to Skye in October of 2010, we did manage to dodge the showers most of the time.
Below are a couple of views taken at Talisker Bay. It was a bright and sunny but lead soled boots would have been an excellent idea bearing the strong winds that prevailed that day...!
Looks can be deceptive - there was a howling gale blowing when I took both of these photographs
and it was freezing...
A couple of days later we all made our way down to Elgol - something we have intended to do since we arrived on Skye nearly three years ago.... (!) Again the weather was kind to us and the roads devoid of other visitors or tourists. Below is a view of some of the Cuillin taken from the slipway down in the village.....
.....and spot Sue and John walking along the beach amongst all those pebbles!!
En-route home we stopped at a telecommunications mast as Richard was keen to get a couple of photographs for Geograph. I also went off, camera in hand, and once he'd finished took some shots of him and sister Sue.
Further on we spied a well camouflaged local resident amongst the heather....! I don't know who was more surprised - him or us!
Lastly, this entry cannot go 'to print' before including the preverbial birthday cake that I produced - candles and all - two days late! Its a long and boring story so I won't go into it now but the cake wasn't bad all the same..... :)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD!