Wrong again from the BBC with the weather then and was sunshine and showers which is the best weather for looking for wildlife.
We had a number of White Tailed Sea Eagles and lots of other birds on the National Scenic Area along with a hundred visual effects between land mountains and sea.
Simply stunning right now at 4.15 with another top sunset in another hour.
It might be that Mother Nature thinks it is Sunday as she has her best dress on today. Serenity is the word for this morning and her dress sense,of terrific colours
There is one of those golden skies above Iona and its grey low horizon
The very calm sea is dappled grey white and blue and whatever you look at is crystal clear and very sharp if onlookers have their cameras available.
in short then it all looks very tropical, in fact ‘very’ tropical, as it all peeks through trees and islets in the foreground
Southern Mull is now scattered with big gold and grey clouds steadily rising into the sky.
Magic then as usual here on such days. Enjoy, if you are already here, otherwise cancel your other plans and head as west as you can go, soon !! Don’t forget the Sunbloc because rhe atmosphere is so very clear that you can burn without realising it.
Yes it was a truly dark morning at 6 o’clock, as I drove down Loch na Keal and heading for the ferry to Oban and an appointment to sign some documents.
I missed the early ferry !! However after lunch and heading back from Oban it turned into a glorious sunny day and here at 7.50 pm we still have one of those big sunsets setting it self up for its climax of colour.
Mull is forever entertaining. Never assume that if it is sunny it will stay that way and if it is raining be ready for the sun to come out !!!.
It is 8.15 and already a very colourful day here at Ulva Ferry on the west coast of The Island of Mull.
We are from now expecting the odd big shower and bright sunny weather in between.
In short, for a few days at least it is going to look beautiful here and once more very good for wildlife action and photography
Contrary to what the BBC are saying, it is another one of those glowing Hebridean days, with mighty sea cliffs rising out of the landscape, blue sea, white sand and little or no wind.
I see the white sand beaches of Iona from my offcie right now and as always it looks like yet another Turner Painting is shaping up. What a pity he spent so,little time here and was a bit of a towny I feel.
Yesterday was very wild here and similar today but so much more colourful, dramatic and beautifully stunning. The sea is dark blue and dappled with thousands of white horses all the way to Iona from our our gold and red landscape.
Its a good day I think to grab those 3 hours of sunshine and explore all those places that you haven’t yet experienced on Mull.
Maybe also go north and watch for seabirds coming well insure and heading down to Europe and beyond
Come in spring next time when Mother nature is at her best and look after that hire car as everyone is driving far too fast !!
Book earlier this time too.
So far, contrary to the BBC, it has been and still is a glorious looking day on our West Coast. Very calm and I see the white sand beaches across the sea on Iona shining back at me.
It may not last but the air is also very special here and always has been with no pollution in the atmosphere at all.
Worth coming I say for the quality of the air anyway. If it rains today even that is coming from the clear atmosphere too. Might seem a a bit nutty but coming on holiday for the air quality is a good move !!! But then they did that in Victorian times didn’t they ??
Its nearly y8pm here on the wonderful and serene west coast of Mull
If my friends hear of anyone thinking about coming to Mull and joining my Wildlife Tours please tell them to pre book because unfortunately I have had a number of particularly foreigners, who think I can just drop everything with no preparation and do a tour there and then.
They are very welcome but must pre plan everything in wild places like this.
Today we had big views of a number of White Tailed Sea Eagles sitting and flying and coming to land in their extravagant way with legs and claws extended and ready to grip a good perch in wild winds..
Today has been another inspiring day and out from my office is a very flat sea all the way to Iona and the sky is blue and below that dozens of big cottonwool clouds
It is also very warm.