We walked from Achnaha to Ardnamurchan's north coast this morning in the company of Rob Gill, a local businessman who runs Geosec Slides, a company which cuts rock thin sections for mounting on slides - website here. While our purpose was to look at some interesting geology in the area around Glendrian Caves, it was simply wonderful to be walking in such exceptional weather. While the rest of the UK seems to be in the grip of winter, our days are sunny and clear, though the cold nights continue - yesterday midday the air temperature reached 9C, and plunged to -2C overnight, giving us a thick frost.
We walked across the flat land to the north of Achanaha, and then, faced by the line of hills formed by the great eucrite of the Ardnamurchan volcanic ring complex....
this link gives some idea of the minefield of regulations which have to be obeyed.
Meanwhile, the fire near Strontian continues to burn. Kilchoan fire team were fighting it again yesterday afternoon, arriving home about 9.30pm, but they're been given today off. Two helicopters have been brought in the bomb the worst areas with water. Meanwhile fires have been raging at Arisaig and on the Sleat peninsula on the south side of Skye, that fire easily visible from the north coast.