Monday 7 May 2012: Water Skater
Gerridae is a family of true bugs in the order Hemiptera, commonly known as water striders, water bugs, magic bugs, pond skaters, skaters, skimmers, water scooters, water skaters, water skeeters, water skimmers, water skippers, water spiders, or Jesus bugs. (Quote from Wikipedia)
This one was photographed in a pool on the river Rha in Uig.
There is a fine if short walk up the lower glen to a waterfall on the river. The woods are full of wild Garlic, Bluebells and Primroses. The wild Garlic smells particularly good at the moment. Upon reaching the first waterfall with the large pool at its foot one can see the next waterfall further up the wooded glen. It is a magical place to visit.