A view from Jeanneb

By Jeanneb53

On the beach

A lovely clear morning without much wind. Crisp mountains and blue sea. The Assynt mountains were clearly visible and, for the first time, the Torridon range (looking south) Not surprising they have been under cloud as they have a lot of snow on them.
After breakfast we walked to the beach. The raggle taggle sheep were about and had been on the beach before us. (This is a group of mainly little Hebridean sheep of all hues who are more often in the lane or on the road than in the fields - the Cheviots keep themselves completely separate!)

We saw and heard several Skylarks, a splendid walk.

When we got back Chris wanted to chop some wood to replenish the stocks so I did some sewing.

After coffee we set off to Ullapool and to the Seafood Shack for lunch. They now have a canopy which is sensible as all eating is outdoors, but it stayed fine as we ate our hot and delicious Cullen Skink. It’s our second visit and apparently it has now been promoted by Mary Berry on TV.
Went into the Ceilidh Place for a drink and to see if we could get a table for later. Everything was set for an event and they could only fit us in at 8.30 and we didn’t want to wait that late. Turned out tonight was the opening dinner for the Ullapool Literary Festival starting tomorrow. Always visit here though for the lovely book shop which is attached.

There were a couple of heavy showers while we were there but it was fine enough for us to end up eating fish and chips on the harbour - alfresco is our usual mode here.

Back at Achnahaird it was obvious that there had been no rain again and it’s a clear fine evening now. We should learn to stay put!

The beach pictures look right up Enard Bay and along the Assynt coast as far as the Point of Stoer lighthouse.

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