Our guests awoke to low tide and seals on the sand-banks and after enjoying their breakfast they departed for a leisurely drive to their next stop at Ullapool, having first bought some beautiful driftwood buttons – hooray!

Around noon our post lady brought round a cushion she had finished using her family tartan – A lovely cushion indeed.

cushion

cushion

which is nicely finished off with some of our spalted beech buttons.

 

Very excitingly we discovered that the 50 year old ‘Tongue post office apple tree’ that we re-planted in our garden after it had become a wind blown casualty in the January storm has started sprouting tiny new buds all over. Great news as there had been little hope for it’s survival.

Tongue post office apple tree

Tongue post office apple tree

 

buds sprouting

buds sprouting

We decided we would get some more of the prunings from the borrow pit and from there we went for a walk, we followed the river up through the woodland at the end of the Kyle.

beautiful algae stone in the river

beautiful algae stone in the river

beautiful dog in the river

beautiful dog in the river

We came across what we can only guess might have been the remains of an old mill/water wheel.

water wheel mill?

water wheel mill?

 

Another new route for us with a great view of Ben Loyal from a different angle, it really highlighted the sharpness of some of the summits.

different perspective of Ben loyal

different perspective of Ben loyal

it also gave us a good view of Meallan Liath (the grey hill) which sits near the foot of Ben Hope.

This evening a sudden storm brought the most amazing rainbow down into the middle of the Kyle – we are fortunate that this land we live in really is the land of the rainbow!

rainbow

rainbow

Shortly after our friend brought round Tess, a black Labrador – a friend for Bruiser to play with for a fortnight! We are looking forward to some nice long walks and maybe discovering some new places.