Sunday 24 June 2012: Mountaineering!
Today I spent some time re-sealing the back window of the house, which has been letting in a little water over the winter. It is west-facing, which is the direction the winter gales come from, so it is exposed to the worst of the weather. Hopefully I found the leak(s) and dealy with them appropriately. If I didn't, it won't be because I was stingy with the sealant, that's for sure!
Later we took a run down to Gruinard Bay. It is most famous for contating Gruinard Island, which was contaminated with Anthrax as a result of boilogical weaponry experiments during the Second World War. The bay also has beautiful beaches, with sand that is much pinker than the norm (I won't go so far as to call it pink sand, as some of the tourist guides try to!).
Here you see MrsCyclops engaging in a little light mountaineering while we were there...
On our way back to the house, we stopped off at the bar of the Summer Isles Hotel for a morsel of dinner, which was rather good.
Then back to the house for more Yahtzee, stopping on the way to watch an otter at the beach. At least I think it was an otter - it's behaviour was much more otter-like than seal-like and those are the only mammals we usually see in the sea. Some of MrsCyclops' close up photos don't look very ottery though... Her theory is that it is a dog-snake, names for the creatures it shares the attributes of. I find this idea to be fun, but far-fetched!