These pictures were taken during the long sunny spell that made this spring so exceptional. The sea was still, the air crystal clear, the light wonderful. This was Ardnamurchan at its most calm and beautiful.
The first was taken at Sanna while scrambling across the barnacle-covered rocks near Sanna Point.
This picture of a pool of water left behind by the falling tide, also taken at Sanna, gives some idea of the care with which the sea sculpts the sand as it retreats after high tide. Disturbing these pristine shapes seems almost blasphemous.
Beaches are tucked into strange places. The beach at Bay McNeil is caught between Eileann Carrach and the mainland. It's a beach which constantly changes its profile: this year, it seems flattened.