This morning saw us with a very light southeasterly and these strange stripes across Kilchoan Bay. They aren't waves, as in a ship's wake, because they didn't move. We often see patterns of this sort on the surface of the sea, usually after rain - and we had plenty of that last night - but never before in a such an organised form.
By mid-afternoon the rain had finally petered out, the clouds reluctantly cleared, and we began to see some sun. Where it struck the hillsides the colours were magnificent.