Another lovely sunny morning and time for Peter’s and Alfie’s walk across the grass to the beach.  Birds to be seen on the wire were a female and a male Stonechat (male with the black head).


Plus a lovely Linnet (sex unknown).


Alfie was a little tired after that and took to a cushion for a rest!


After breakfast we all went down to the beach to see what we could see. Peter took some photos of a Gannet:



and Alfie played around in the rocks:


I was busy taking yet more photos of the sky with its scudding clouds and Peter got his own back and took one of Alfie and me.


This is an unusual type of seaweed, rather like a delicate fan.  We think it could be called Whiteweed.  Any other ideasDorothy?


What a gorgeous photo this makes of the distant Eriskay mainland:


I couldn’t resist taking a photo from the cab looking through the windscreen so you can see what our view is.


and here you can see the grass in front of us covered in primroses.


Down at the Old Jetty we managed to park and Peter went out with the camera while I attempted a small watercolour (featured above).  I’m still struggling with the concept.

We popped into the Airport café before they shut to put yesterday’s blog online and had to have a brownie each (really moist) and a drink.  This time the owner was behind the counter and we renewed our acquaintance.  It’s lovely when you are remembered.

Blog achieved we went back to the Jetty and I finished the painting (featured image) while Peter went off with the camera.  He captured a couple of Twites (one shown here).  My favourite Hebridean bird.


The ferry between Barra and Eriskay was in the distance.  It had been temporarily suspended for a couple of days during the high winds in the middle of the week.


Altogether a lovely day – still a bit windy but the sun is out – which is the main thing of course.