It was a miserable day yesterday, with a bitter southeaster gusting to near gale force bringing sheets of sleety rain up the Sound of Mull, and snow down to around 100m above sea level. None of the ferries seemed to be sailing, and most of the fishing boats were missing from the Sound. Between 8.00am yesterday and 8.00am this morning, we had 23mm of Kilchoan sunshine dumped on us.
We went down to the shop - a quarter of an hour's walk - to collect the paper and wished we hadn't bothered, for all the cheerful news it brought us. It was a day for those that could to stay indoors and build up the fire.