Today was as sublime a day as Mull can deliver.
All of the mountains across Loch na Keal including Benmore were covered in snow and the sea was as flat as a pancake, making it good otter spotting conditions.
Sure enough there were two otters enjoying this dry and very sunny day, after the wild weather we have all had to suffer. Slavonian grebes, great northern divers, teal and lots of curlews and gulls were just offshore too.
On Lochdon Joy and I called in to see an upholsterer who is looking at re covering our two chaise longue’s and looking back to the mountains and sunny peaks was simply fabulous today. Off then to Grasspoint where like everywhere else it was empty and spectacular, even way across the sea and north to Ben Nevis and more snow capped peaks. Across from the jetty at Grasspoint were basking seals and one of the adult sea eagles enjoying the sun too, before leaping off and racing across the estuary to soar above the hills. Giving me the impression that it was looking for its mate.
Today Mull was simply magical, empty, vast and as always so so colourful.