For reasons which are complicated and, probably, incomprehensible to others, I've wanted to see and photograph one of Britain's new Type 45 destroyers. At last, this evening, just before seven, the opportunity came, but it was raining, the light was terrible, and one could hardly see, let alone photograph the ship.
We spotted her as she passed Rubha nan Gall lighthouse by Tobermory but, as she approached, the light became, if anything, worse.
The best picture - one of about forty shots - was taken just as she was about to pass out of sight. It shows that she's D33, HMS Dauntless, the second of the Daring Class destroyers to be launched, in 2010. The reason she's passing us now is that she's just been on a visit to Glasgow, where she was launched. There's more about her here.