With only a short walk possible, we turned westward to the end of the road at Coilum, where Angus-John Cameron keeps four cows, three of which have given birth. Without the yellow plastic ear tags, it might have been difficult to spot the calves.
From the end of the road we looked down to a shingle beach in a bay where we have picnics in summer. As well as being protected from the wind, this bay seems to have little weed, so it's still pleasant to swim in at low tide. The bays along this coast also vary hugely in how much flotsam they collects: this one also has the advantage that it collects relatively little.