Superb aurora!

On the evening of 10th February 2022, there was yet another fabulous display of the Northern Lights. It was a spectacular display which I tried to capture some of its glory using my mobile phone. The photo was simply taken resting on a post and using ‘night sight’ (long exposure) on my Android phone. We … More Superb aurora!

Autumn night sky

Autumn brings darker nights and with that, the opportunity to see wonderful night skies. Here’s a couple of shots taken from The Byre’s decking in late September: Looking up, the Milky Way (and The Byre’s chimney!)

Basking shark

Spent a fabulous hour watching a young Basking Shark hoover up the plankton in the nearby Score Bay at Duntulm.  It was around half grown, but still around 3m long. Friends saw minke whales, dolphins and porpoises in our Kilmaluag Bay on the same day.  The gannets are appearing now too, with their spectacular diving … More Basking shark


Enjoying the fabulous weather at the moment, max’ed at 26 degrees yesterday.  Walked up from the back of our cottage (on the left in the photo) onto a hill twice, once for breakfast… …and once for supper, to watch the sun go down.

Sauna installed!

Our two-person sauna was connected today, completing the installation in the main bathroom.  It’s an infra-red one, resulting in a penetrating heat at a more pleasant temperature of 43 – 66°C, thus providing more health benefits and a far more enjoyable, relaxing and comfortable experience.  Benefits of infra-red saunas are believed to be an improved skin … More Sauna installed!

Our favourite cafe opens for the season!

Our favourite cafe, Single Track, has opened today for the season.  It is just a walk up the road and well worth the stroll.  We predictably ventured up for our lunch, fab soup, cakes, coffee and tea as per usual – all served up by the lovely, welcoming ladies who freely give out advice to … More Our favourite cafe opens for the season!